Amazon Relational Database Service
API Reference (API Version 2014-10-31)


Starts a DB instance that was stopped using the AWS console, the stop-db-instance AWS CLI command, or the StopDBInstance action. For more information, see Stopping and Starting a DB instance in the AWS RDS user guide.


This command doesn't apply to Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL.

Request Parameters

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


The user-supplied instance identifier.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Contains the details of an Amazon RDS DB instance.

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBInstances action.

Type: DBInstance object


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


Specified CIDRIP or EC2 security group is not authorized for the specified DB security group.

RDS may not also be authorized via IAM to perform necessary actions on your behalf.

HTTP Status Code: 404


DBClusterIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


DBInstanceIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Subnets in the DB subnet group should cover at least two Availability Zones unless there is only one Availability Zone.

HTTP Status Code: 400


DBSubnetGroupName does not refer to an existing DB subnet group.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Specified DB instance class is not available in the specified Availability Zone.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The DB cluster is not in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified DB instance is not in the available state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested subnet is invalid, or multiple subnets were requested that are not all in a common VPC.

HTTP Status Code: 400


DB subnet group does not cover all Availability Zones after it is created because users' change.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Error accessing KMS key.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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