DB cluster status - Amazon Aurora

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 operation 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 Billed Description
available Billed

The DB cluster is healthy and available. When an Aurora Serverless cluster is available and paused, you're billed for storage only.

backing-up Billed

The DB cluster is currently being backed up.

backtracking Billed

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

cloning-failed Not billed

Cloning a DB cluster failed.

creating Not billed

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

deleting Not billed

The DB cluster is being deleted.

failing-over Billed

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

inaccessible-encryption-credentials Not billed

The AWS Key Management Service customer master key (CMK) used to encrypt or decrypt the DB cluster can't be accessed.

maintenance Billed

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 Billed

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

migration-failed Not billed

A migration failed.

modifying Billed

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

promoting Billed

A read replica is being promoted to a standalone DB cluster.

renaming Billed

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

resetting-master-credentials Billed

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

starting Billed for storage

The DB cluster is starting.

stopped Billed for storage

The DB cluster is stopped.

stopping Billed for storage

The DB cluster is being stopped.

update-iam-db-auth Billed

IAM authorization for the DB cluster is being updated.

upgrading Billed

The DB cluster engine version is being upgraded.