StartDBCluster - Amazon Relational Database Service


Starts an Amazon Aurora DB cluster that was stopped using the AWS console, the stop-db-cluster AWS CLI command, or the StopDBCluster action.

For more information, see Stopping and Starting an Aurora Cluster in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


This action only applies to Aurora DB clusters.

Request Parameters

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


The DB cluster identifier of the Amazon Aurora DB cluster to be started. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Contains the details of an Amazon Aurora DB cluster.

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBClusters, StopDBCluster, and StartDBCluster actions.

Type: DBCluster object


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


DBClusterIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested operation can't be performed while the cluster is in this state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The DB instance isn't in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of StartDBCluster.

Sample Request ?Action=StartDBCluster &DBClusterIdentifier=mydbcluster &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-09-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20131016/us-west-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20131016T233051Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=087a8eb41cb1ab5f99e81575f23e73757ffc6a1e42d7d2b30b9cc0be988cff97

See Also

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