StartDBInstance - Amazon Relational Database Service


Starts an Amazon RDS DB instance that was stopped using the AWS console, the stop-db-instance AWS CLI command, or the StopDBInstance action.

For more information, see Starting an Amazon RDS DB instance That Was Previously Stopped in the Amazon RDS User Guide.


This command doesn't apply to Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL. For Aurora DB clusters, use StartDBCluster instead.

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.


The specified CIDR IP range or Amazon EC2 security group might not be authorized for the specified DB security group.

Or, RDS might not be authorized to perform necessary actions using IAM on your behalf.

HTTP Status Code: 404


DBClusterIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


DBInstanceIdentifier doesn't 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 doesn't refer to an existing DB subnet group.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The specified DB instance class isn't available in the specified Availability Zone.

HTTP Status Code: 400


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


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


The DB subnet group doesn't cover all Availability Zones after it's created because of users' change.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error occurred accessing an AWS 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: