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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

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>]


--filters (list)

Filters applied to the describe action.

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

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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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.


ReplicationTaskIdentifier -> (string)

The user-assigned replication task identifier or name.


  • Must contain from 1 to 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) string that uniquely identifies the endpoint.

TargetEndpointArn -> (string)

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

ReplicationInstanceArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (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.

LastFailureMessage -> (string)

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

StopReason -> (string)

The reason the replication task was stopped.

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:3018-02-09T12:12:12”

Commit time example: --cdc-stop-position “commit_time: 3018-02-09T12:12:12 “

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.