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

DB Instance Status

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

Note

Amazon RDS 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 instance. Maintenance status is independent of DB instance status. For more information on maintenance status, see Applying Updates for a DB Cluster.

Find the possible status values for DB instances in the following table, which also shows how you are billed for each status. It shows if you will be billed for the DB instance and storage, billed only for storage, or not billed. For all DB instance statuses, you are always billed for backup usage.

DB Instance Status Billed Description

available

Billed

The instance is healthy and available.

backing-up

Billed

The instance is currently being backed up.

backtracking Billed

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

configuring-enhanced-monitoring

Billed

Enhanced Monitoring is being enabled or disabled for this instance.

creating

Not billed

The instance is being created. The instance is inaccessible while it is being created.

deleting

Not billed

The instance is being deleted.

failed

Not billed

The instance has failed and Amazon RDS can't recover it. Perform a point-in-time restore to the latest restorable time of the instance to recover the data.

inaccessible-encryption-credentials

Not billed

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

incompatible-credentials

Billed

The supplied CloudHSM Classic user name or password is incorrect. Update the CloudHSM Classic credentials for the DB instance.

incompatible-network

Not billed

Amazon RDS is attempting to perform a recovery action on an instance but can't do so because the VPC is in a state that prevents the action from being completed. This status can occur if, for example, all available IP addresses in a subnet are in use and Amazon RDS can't get an IP address for the DB instance.

incompatible-option-group

Billed

Amazon RDS attempted to apply an option group change but can't do so, and Amazon RDS can't roll back to the previous option group state. For more information, check the Recent Events list for the DB instance. This status can occur if, for example, the option group contains an option such as TDE and the DB instance doesn't contain encrypted information.

incompatible-parameters

Billed

Amazon RDS can't start the DB instance because the parameters specified in the instance's DB parameter group aren't compatible with the instance. Revert the parameter changes or make them compatible with the instance to regain access to your instance. For more information about the incompatible parameters, check the Recent Events list for the DB instance.

incompatible-restore

Not billed

Amazon RDS can't do a point-in-time restore. Common causes for this status include using temp tables, using MyISAM tables with MySQL, or using Aria tables with MariaDB.

maintenance

Billed

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

modifying

Billed

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

moving-to-vpc

Billed

The instance is being moved to a new Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

rebooting

Billed

The instance is being rebooted because of a customer request or an Amazon RDS process that requires the rebooting of the instance.

renaming

Billed

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

resetting-master-credentials

Billed

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

restore-error

Billed

The DB instance encountered an error attempting to restore to a point-in-time or from a snapshot.

starting

Billed for storage

The DB instance is starting.

stopping

Billed for storage

The DB instance is being stopped.

stopped

Billed for storage

The DB instance is stopped.

storage-full

Billed

The instance has reached its storage capacity allocation. This is a critical status, and we recommend that you fix this issue immediately. To do so, scale up your storage by modifying the DB instance. To avoid this situation, set Amazon CloudWatch alarms to warn you when storage space is getting low.

storage-optimization

Billed

Your DB instance is being modified to change the storage size or type. The DB instance is fully operational. However, while the status of your DB instance is storage-optimization, you can't request any changes to the storage of your DB instance. The storage optimization process is usually short, but can sometimes take up to and even beyond 24 hours.

upgrading

Billed

The database engine version is being upgraded.