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

Viewing Amazon RDS Events

Amazon RDS keeps a record of events that relate to your DB instances, DB snapshots, DB security groups, and DB parameter groups. This information includes the date and time of the event, the source name and source type of the event, and a message associated with the event.

You can retrieve events for your RDS resources through the AWS Management Console, which shows events from the past 24 hours. You can also retrieve events for your RDS resources by using the describe-events AWS CLI command, or the DescribeEvents RDS API action. If you use the AWS CLI or the RDS API to view events, you can retrieve events for up to the past 14 days.

AWS Management Console

To view all Amazon RDS instance events for the past 24 hours

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Events. The available events appear in a list.

  3. Use the Filter list to filter the events by type, and use the text box to the right of the Filter list to further filter your results. For example, the following screenshot shows a list of events filtered by the DB instance event type and containing the letters pdx.

    List DB events

CLI

To view all Amazon RDS instance events for the past 7 days

You can view all Amazon RDS instance events for the past 7 days by calling the describe-events AWS CLI command and setting the --duration parameter to 10080.

aws rds describe-events --duration 10080

API

To view all Amazon RDS instance events for the past 14 days

You can view all Amazon RDS instance events for the past 14 days by calling the DescribeEvents RDS API action and setting the Duration parameter to 20160.

https://rds.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/
   ?Action=DescribeEvents
   &Duration=20160 
   &MaxRecords=100
   &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256
   &SignatureVersion=4
   &Version=2014-09-01
   &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256
   &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20140421/us-west-2/rds/aws4_request
   &X-Amz-Date=20140421T194733Z
   &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date
   &X-Amz-Signature=8e313cabcdbd9766c56a2886b5b298fd944e0b7cfa248953c82705fdd0374f27