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Returns information about replication tasks for your account in the current region.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-replication-tasks is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: ReplicationTasks


[--filters <value>]
[--without-settings | --no-without-settings]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--filters (list)

Filters applied to replication tasks.

Valid filter names: replication-task-arn | replication-task-id | migration-type | endpoint-arn | replication-instance-arn


Identifies the name and value of a filter object. This filter is used to limit the number and type of DMS objects that are returned for a particular Describe* call or similar operation. Filters are used as an optional parameter for certain API operations.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter as specified for a Describe* or similar operation.

Values -> (list)

The filter value, which can specify one or more values used to narrow the returned results.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--without-settings | --no-without-settings (boolean)

An option to set to avoid returning information about settings. Use this to reduce overhead when setting information is too large. To use this option, choose true ; otherwise, choose false (the default).

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To describe a replication task

The following describe-replication-tasks example describes current replication tasks.

aws dms describe-replication-tasks


    "ReplicationTasks": [
            "ReplicationTaskIdentifier": "moveit2",
            "SourceEndpointArn": "arn:aws:dms:us-east-1:123456789012:endpoint:6GGI6YPWWGAYUVLKIB732KEVWA",
            "TargetEndpointArn": "arn:aws:dms:us-east-1:123456789012:endpoint:EOM4SFKCZEYHZBFGAGZT3QEC5U",
            "ReplicationInstanceArn": "arn:aws:dms:us-east-1:123456789012:rep:T3OM7OUB5NM2LCVZF7JPGJRNUE",
            "MigrationType": "full-load",
            "TableMappings": ...output omitted... ,
            "ReplicationTaskSettings": ...output omitted... ,
            "Status": "stopped",
            "StopReason": "Stop Reason FULL_LOAD_ONLY_FINISHED",
            "ReplicationTaskCreationDate": 1590524772.505,
            "ReplicationTaskStartDate": 1590619805.212,
            "ReplicationTaskArn": "arn:aws:dms:us-east-1:123456789012:task:K55IUCGBASJS5VHZJIINA45FII",
            "ReplicationTaskStats": {
                "FullLoadProgressPercent": 100,
                "ElapsedTimeMillis": 0,
                "TablesLoaded": 0,
                "TablesLoading": 0,
                "TablesQueued": 0,
                "TablesErrored": 0,
                "FreshStartDate": 1590619811.528,
                "StartDate": 1590619811.528,
                "StopDate": 1590619842.068

For more information, see Working with AWS DMS Tasks in the AWS Database Migration Service User Guide.


Marker -> (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .

ReplicationTasks -> (list)

A description of the replication tasks.


Provides information that describes a replication task created by the CreateReplicationTask operation.

ReplicationTaskIdentifier -> (string)

The user-assigned replication task identifier or name.


  • Must contain 1-255 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.
  • First character must be a letter.
  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.

SourceEndpointArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies the endpoint.

TargetEndpointArn -> (string)

The ARN that uniquely identifies the endpoint.

ReplicationInstanceArn -> (string)

The ARN of the replication instance.

MigrationType -> (string)

The type of migration.

TableMappings -> (string)

Table mappings specified in the task.

ReplicationTaskSettings -> (string)

The settings for the replication task.

Status -> (string)

The status of the replication task. This response parameter can return one of the following values:


` StartReplicationTaskAssessmentRun`__ is an improved premigration task assessment operation. The ` StartReplicationTaskAssessment`__ operation assesses data type compatibility only between the source and target database of a given migration task. In contrast, ` StartReplicationTaskAssessmentRun`__ enables you to specify a variety of premigration task assessments in addition to data type compatibility. These assessments include ones for the validity of primary key definitions and likely issues with database migration performance, among others.

LastFailureMessage -> (string)

The last error (failure) message generated for the replication task.

StopReason -> (string)

The reason the replication task was stopped. This response parameter can return one of the following values:

  • "Stop Reason NORMAL"
  • "Stop Reason FATAL_ERROR"
  • "Stop Reason STOPPED_AFTER_FULL_LOAD" – Full load completed, with cached changes not applied
  • "Stop Reason STOPPED_AFTER_CACHED_EVENTS" – Full load completed, with cached changes applied
  • "Stop Reason STOPPED_AFTER_DDL_APPLY" – User-defined stop task after DDL applied
  • "Stop Reason STOPPED_AT_SERVER_TIME" – User-defined server time for stopping task
  • "Stop Reason STOPPED_AT_COMMIT_TIME" – User-defined commit time for stopping task
  • "Stop Reason RECYCLE_TASK"

ReplicationTaskCreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task was created.

ReplicationTaskStartDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task is scheduled to start.

CdcStartPosition -> (string)

Indicates when you want a change data capture (CDC) operation to start. Use either CdcStartPosition or CdcStartTime to specify when you want the CDC operation to start. Specifying both values results in an error.

The value can be in date, checkpoint, or LSN/SCN format.

Date Example: --cdc-start-position “2018-03-08T12:12:12”

Checkpoint Example: --cdc-start-position "checkpoint:V1#27#mysql-bin-changelog.157832:1975:-1:2002:677883278264080:mysql-bin-changelog.157832:1876#0#0#*#0#93"

LSN Example: --cdc-start-position “mysql-bin-changelog.000024:373”

CdcStopPosition -> (string)

Indicates when you want a change data capture (CDC) operation to stop. The value can be either server time or commit time.

Server time example: --cdc-stop-position “server_time:2018-02-09T12:12:12”

Commit time example: --cdc-stop-position “commit_time:2018-02-09T12:12:12“

RecoveryCheckpoint -> (string)

Indicates the last checkpoint that occurred during a change data capture (CDC) operation. You can provide this value to the CdcStartPosition parameter to start a CDC operation that begins at that checkpoint.

ReplicationTaskArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the replication task.

ReplicationTaskStats -> (structure)

The statistics for the task, including elapsed time, tables loaded, and table errors.

FullLoadProgressPercent -> (integer)

The percent complete for the full load migration task.

ElapsedTimeMillis -> (long)

The elapsed time of the task, in milliseconds.

TablesLoaded -> (integer)

The number of tables loaded for this task.

TablesLoading -> (integer)

The number of tables currently loading for this task.

TablesQueued -> (integer)

The number of tables queued for this task.

TablesErrored -> (integer)

The number of errors that have occurred during this task.

FreshStartDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task was started either with a fresh start or a target reload.

StartDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task was started either with a fresh start or a resume. For more information, see StartReplicationTaskType .

StopDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task was stopped.

FullLoadStartDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task full load was started.

FullLoadFinishDate -> (timestamp)

The date the replication task full load was completed.

TaskData -> (string)

Supplemental information that the task requires to migrate the data for certain source and target endpoints. For more information, see Specifying Supplemental Data for Task Settings in the Database Migration Service User Guide.

TargetReplicationInstanceArn -> (string)

The ARN of the replication instance to which this task is moved in response to running the ` MoveReplicationTask`__ operation. Otherwise, this response parameter isn't a member of the ReplicationTask object.