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

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Stops an Amazon Aurora DB cluster. When you stop a DB cluster, Aurora retains the DB cluster's metadata, including its endpoints and DB parameter groups. Aurora also retains the transaction logs so you can do a point-in-time restore if necessary.

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 stopped. 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


Sample Request ?Action=StopDBCluster &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: