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You might need to reboot your DB instance, usually for maintenance reasons. For example, if you make certain changes, or if you change the DB cluster parameter group that is associated with the DB instance, you must reboot the instance for the changes to take effect.

Rebooting a DB instance restarts the database engine service. Rebooting a DB instance results in a momentary outage, during which the DB instance status is set to rebooting .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--db-instance-identifier <value>
[--force-failover | --no-force-failover]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--db-instance-identifier (string)

The DB instance identifier. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing DBInstance .

--force-failover | --no-force-failover (boolean)

When true , the reboot is conducted through a Multi-AZ failover.

Constraint: You can't specify true if the instance is not configured for Multi-AZ.

--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.

--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.


To reboot an Amazon DocumentDB instance

The following reboot-db-instance example reboots the Amazon DocumentDB instance sample-cluster2.

aws docdb reboot-db-instance \
    --db-instance-identifier sample-cluster2

This command produces no output. Output:

    "DBInstance": {
        "PreferredBackupWindow": "18:00-18:30",
        "DBInstanceIdentifier": "sample-cluster2",
        "VpcSecurityGroups": [
                "Status": "active",
                "VpcSecurityGroupId": "sg-77186e0d"
        "DBSubnetGroup": {
            "VpcId": "vpc-91280df6",
            "Subnets": [
                    "SubnetStatus": "Active",
                    "SubnetAvailabilityZone": {
                        "Name": "us-west-2a"
                    "SubnetIdentifier": "subnet-4e26d263"
                    "SubnetStatus": "Active",
                    "SubnetAvailabilityZone": {
                        "Name": "us-west-2c"
                    "SubnetIdentifier": "subnet-afc329f4"
                    "SubnetStatus": "Active",
                    "SubnetAvailabilityZone": {
                        "Name": "us-west-2d"
                    "SubnetIdentifier": "subnet-53ab3636"
                    "SubnetStatus": "Active",
                    "SubnetAvailabilityZone": {
                        "Name": "us-west-2b"
                    "SubnetIdentifier": "subnet-991cb8d0"
            "SubnetGroupStatus": "Complete",
            "DBSubnetGroupName": "default",
            "DBSubnetGroupDescription": "default"
        "PendingModifiedValues": {},
        "Endpoint": {
            "Address": "",
            "HostedZoneId": "ZNKXH85TT8WVW",
            "Port": 27017
        "EnabledCloudwatchLogsExports": [
        "StorageEncrypted": false,
        "DbiResourceId": "db-A2GIKUV6KPOHITGGKI2NHVISZA",
        "AutoMinorVersionUpgrade": true,
        "Engine": "docdb",
        "InstanceCreateTime": "2019-03-15T20:36:06.338Z",
        "EngineVersion": "3.6.0",
        "PromotionTier": 5,
        "BackupRetentionPeriod": 7,
        "DBClusterIdentifier": "sample-cluster",
        "PreferredMaintenanceWindow": "mon:08:39-mon:09:09",
        "PubliclyAccessible": false,
        "DBInstanceClass": "db.r4.4xlarge",
        "AvailabilityZone": "us-west-2d",
        "DBInstanceArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:db:sample-cluster2",
        "DBInstanceStatus": "rebooting"

For more information, see Rebooting an Amazon DocumentDB ILnstance in the Amazon DocumentDB Developer Guide.


DBInstance -> (structure)

Detailed information about a DB instance.

DBInstanceIdentifier -> (string)

Contains a user-provided database identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a DB instance.

DBInstanceClass -> (string)

Contains the name of the compute and memory capacity class of the DB instance.

Engine -> (string)

Provides the name of the database engine to be used for this DB instance.

DBInstanceStatus -> (string)

Specifies the current state of this database.

Endpoint -> (structure)

Specifies the connection endpoint.

Address -> (string)

Specifies the DNS address of the DB instance.

Port -> (integer)

Specifies the port that the database engine is listening on.

HostedZoneId -> (string)

Specifies the ID that Amazon Route 53 assigns when you create a hosted zone.

InstanceCreateTime -> (timestamp)

Provides the date and time that the DB instance was created.

PreferredBackupWindow -> (string)

Specifies the daily time range during which automated backups are created if automated backups are enabled, as determined by the BackupRetentionPeriod .

BackupRetentionPeriod -> (integer)

Specifies the number of days for which automatic DB snapshots are retained.

VpcSecurityGroups -> (list)

Provides a list of VPC security group elements that the DB instance belongs to.


Used as a response element for queries on virtual private cloud (VPC) security group membership.

VpcSecurityGroupId -> (string)

The name of the VPC security group.

Status -> (string)

The status of the VPC security group.

AvailabilityZone -> (string)

Specifies the name of the Availability Zone that the DB instance is located in.

DBSubnetGroup -> (structure)

Specifies information on the subnet group that is associated with the DB instance, including the name, description, and subnets in the subnet group.

DBSubnetGroupName -> (string)

The name of the DB subnet group.

DBSubnetGroupDescription -> (string)

Provides the description of the DB subnet group.

VpcId -> (string)

Provides the virtual private cloud (VPC) ID of the DB subnet group.

SubnetGroupStatus -> (string)

Provides the status of the DB subnet group.

Subnets -> (list)

Detailed information about one or more subnets within a DB subnet group.


Detailed information about a subnet.

SubnetIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the identifier of the subnet.

SubnetAvailabilityZone -> (structure)

Specifies the Availability Zone for the subnet.

Name -> (string)

The name of the Availability Zone.

SubnetStatus -> (string)

Specifies the status of the subnet.

DBSubnetGroupArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Identifier (ARN) for the DB subnet group.

PreferredMaintenanceWindow -> (string)

Specifies the weekly time range during which system maintenance can occur, in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

PendingModifiedValues -> (structure)

Specifies that changes to the DB instance are pending. This element is included only when changes are pending. Specific changes are identified by subelements.

DBInstanceClass -> (string)

Contains the new DBInstanceClass for the DB instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

AllocatedStorage -> (integer)

Contains the new AllocatedStorage size for the DB instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

MasterUserPassword -> (string)

Contains the pending or currently in-progress change of the master credentials for the DB instance.

Port -> (integer)

Specifies the pending port for the DB instance.

BackupRetentionPeriod -> (integer)

Specifies the pending number of days for which automated backups are retained.

MultiAZ -> (boolean)

Indicates that the Single-AZ DB instance is to change to a Multi-AZ deployment.

EngineVersion -> (string)

Indicates the database engine version.

LicenseModel -> (string)

The license model for the DB instance.

Valid values: license-included , bring-your-own-license , general-public-license

Iops -> (integer)

Specifies the new Provisioned IOPS value for the DB instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

DBInstanceIdentifier -> (string)

Contains the new DBInstanceIdentifier for the DB instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

StorageType -> (string)

Specifies the storage type to be associated with the DB instance.

CACertificateIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the identifier of the certificate authority (CA) certificate for the DB instance.

DBSubnetGroupName -> (string)

The new DB subnet group for the DB instance.

PendingCloudwatchLogsExports -> (structure)

A list of the log types whose configuration is still pending. These log types are in the process of being activated or deactivated.

LogTypesToEnable -> (list)

Log types that are in the process of being deactivated. After they are deactivated, these log types aren't exported to CloudWatch Logs.


LogTypesToDisable -> (list)

Log types that are in the process of being enabled. After they are enabled, these log types are exported to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.


LatestRestorableTime -> (timestamp)

Specifies the latest time to which a database can be restored with point-in-time restore.

EngineVersion -> (string)

Indicates the database engine version.

AutoMinorVersionUpgrade -> (boolean)

Indicates that minor version patches are applied automatically.

PubliclyAccessible -> (boolean)

Specifies the availability options for the DB instance. A value of true specifies an internet-facing instance with a publicly resolvable DNS name, which resolves to a public IP address. A value of false specifies an internal instance with a DNS name that resolves to a private IP address.

StatusInfos -> (list)

The status of a read replica. If the instance is not a read replica, this is blank.


Provides a list of status information for a DB instance.

StatusType -> (string)

This value is currently "read replication ."

Normal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value that is true if the instance is operating normally, or false if the instance is in an error state.

Status -> (string)

Status of the DB instance. For a StatusType of read replica, the values can be replicating , error, stopped , or terminated .

Message -> (string)

Details of the error if there is an error for the instance. If the instance is not in an error state, this value is blank.

DBClusterIdentifier -> (string)

Contains the name of the DB cluster that the DB instance is a member of if the DB instance is a member of a DB cluster.

StorageEncrypted -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the DB instance is encrypted.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

If StorageEncrypted is true , the AWS KMS key identifier for the encrypted DB instance.

DbiResourceId -> (string)

The AWS Region-unique, immutable identifier for the DB instance. This identifier is found in AWS CloudTrail log entries whenever the AWS KMS key for the DB instance is accessed.

PromotionTier -> (integer)

A value that specifies the order in which an Amazon DocumentDB replica is promoted to the primary instance after a failure of the existing primary instance.

DBInstanceArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the DB instance.

EnabledCloudwatchLogsExports -> (list)

A list of log types that this DB instance is configured to export to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.