DescribeDBLogFiles - Amazon Relational Database Service


Returns a list of DB log files for the DB instance.

This command doesn't apply to RDS Custom.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The customer-assigned name of the DB instance that contains the log files you want to list.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing DBInstance.

Type: String

Required: Yes


Filters the available log files for files written since the specified date, in POSIX timestamp format with milliseconds.

Type: Long

Required: No


Filters the available log files for log file names that contain the specified string.

Type: String

Required: No


Filters the available log files for files larger than the specified size.

Type: Long

Required: No


This parameter isn't currently supported.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


The pagination token provided in the previous request. If this parameter is specified the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to MaxRecords.

Type: String

Required: No


The maximum number of records to include in the response. If more records exist than the specified MaxRecords value, a pagination token called a marker is included in the response so you can retrieve the remaining results.

Type: Integer

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The DB log files returned.

Type: Array of DescribeDBLogFilesDetails objects


A pagination token that can be used in a later DescribeDBLogFiles request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


DBInstanceIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 404



This example illustrates one usage of DescribeDBLogFiles.

Sample Request ?Action=DescribeDBLogFiles &DBInstanceIdentifier=mysqldb &MaxRecords=100 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20140421/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20140421T225750Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=9020fd1bcd658614e058cd2eb8c58572cf6c11460b1e96380635ee428a52e8a1

Sample Response

<DescribeDBLogFilesResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeDBLogFilesResult> <DescribeDBLogFiles> <DescribeDBLogFilesDetails> <LastWritten>1398119101000</LastWritten> <LogFileName>error/mysql-error-running.log</LogFileName> <Size>1599</Size> </DescribeDBLogFilesDetails> <DescribeDBLogFilesDetails> <LastWritten>1398120900000</LastWritten> <LogFileName>error/mysql-error.log</LogFileName> <Size>0</Size> </DescribeDBLogFilesDetails> </DescribeDBLogFiles> </DescribeDBLogFilesResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>4c6ed648-b9f7-11d3-97bd-7999dd5a8f72</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeDBLogFilesResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: