Amazon Aurora
User Guide for Aurora (API Version 2014-10-31)

DB Cluster Status

The status of a DB cluster indicates the health of the DB cluster. You can view the status of a DB cluster by using the Amazon RDS console, the AWS CLI command describe-db-clusters, or the API action DescribeDBClusters.

Note

Aurora also uses another status called maintenance status, which is shown in the Maintenance column of the Amazon RDS console. This value indicates the status of any maintenance patches that need to be applied to a DB cluster. Maintenance status is independent of DB cluster status. For more information on maintenance status, see Applying Updates for a DB Cluster.

Find the possible status values for DB clusters in the following table.

DB Cluster Status Description

available

The DB cluster is healthy and available.

backing-up

The DB cluster is currently being backed up.

backtracking

The DB cluster is currently being backtracked. This status only applies to Aurora MySQL.

cloning-failed

Cloning a DB cluster failed.

creating

The DB cluster is being created. The DB cluster is inaccessible while it is being created.

deleting

The DB cluster is being deleted.

failing-over

A failover from the primary instance to an Aurora Replica is being performed.

inaccessible-encryption-credentials

The AWS KMS key used to encrypt or decrypt the DB cluster can't be accessed.

maintenance

Amazon RDS is applying a maintenance update to the DB cluster. This status is used for DB cluster-level maintenance that RDS schedules well in advance.

migrating

A DB cluster snapshot is being restored to a DB cluster.

migration-failed

A migration failed.

modifying

The DB cluster is being modified because of a customer request to modify the DB cluster.

promoting

A Read Replica is being promoted to a standalone DB cluster.

renaming

The DB cluster is being renamed because of a customer request to rename it.

resetting-master-credentials

The master credentials for the DB cluster are being reset because of a customer request to reset them.

starting

The DB cluster is starting.

stopped

The DB cluster is stopped.

stopping

The DB cluster is being stopped.

update-iam-db-auth

IAM authorization for the DB cluster is being updated.

upgrading

The DB cluster engine version is being upgraded.