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Stops the running cluster that is specified by DBClusterIdentifier . The cluster must be in the available state. For more information, see Stopping and Starting an Amazon DocumentDB Cluster .

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--db-cluster-identifier <value>
[--cli-input-json <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>]


--db-cluster-identifier (string)

The identifier of the cluster to stop. Example: docdb-2019-05-28-15-24-52

--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.

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 stop a running Amazon DocumentDB cluster

The following stop-db-cluster example stops the specified Amazon DocumentDB cluster.

aws docdb stop-db-cluster \
    --db-cluster-identifier sample-cluster


    "DBCluster": {
        "ClusterCreateTime": "2019-03-19T18:45:01.857Z",
        "HostedZoneId": "ZNKXH85TT8WVW",
        "Engine": "docdb",
        "DBClusterMembers": [],
        "MultiAZ": false,
        "AvailabilityZones": [
        "StorageEncrypted": false,
        "ReaderEndpoint": "",
        "Endpoint": "",
        "Port": 27017,
        "PreferredBackupWindow": "00:00-00:30",
        "DBSubnetGroup": "default",
        "DBClusterIdentifier": "sample-cluster-2019-03-16-00-01-restored",
        "PreferredMaintenanceWindow": "sat:04:30-sat:05:00",
        "DBClusterArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:123456789012:cluster:sample-cluster-2019-03-16-00-01-restored",
        "DBClusterParameterGroup": "default.docdb3.6",
        "DbClusterResourceId": "cluster-XOO46Q3RH4LWSYNH3NMZKXPISU",
        "MasterUsername": "master-user",
        "EngineVersion": "3.6.0",
        "BackupRetentionPeriod": 3,
        "AssociatedRoles": [],
        "Status": "creating",
        "VpcSecurityGroups": [
                "Status": "active",
                "VpcSecurityGroupId": "sg-77186e0d"

For more information, see Stopping and Starting an Amazon DocumentDB Cluster in the Amazon DocumentDB Developer Guide.


DBCluster -> (structure)

Detailed information about a cluster.

AvailabilityZones -> (list)

Provides the list of Amazon EC2 Availability Zones that instances in the cluster can be created in.


BackupRetentionPeriod -> (integer)

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

DBClusterIdentifier -> (string)

Contains a user-supplied cluster identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a cluster.

DBClusterParameterGroup -> (string)

Specifies the name of the cluster parameter group for the cluster.

DBSubnetGroup -> (string)

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

Status -> (string)

Specifies the current state of this cluster.

PercentProgress -> (string)

Specifies the progress of the operation as a percentage.

EarliestRestorableTime -> (timestamp)

The earliest time to which a database can be restored with point-in-time restore.

Endpoint -> (string)

Specifies the connection endpoint for the primary instance of the cluster.

ReaderEndpoint -> (string)

The reader endpoint for the cluster. The reader endpoint for a cluster load balances connections across the Amazon DocumentDB replicas that are available in a cluster. As clients request new connections to the reader endpoint, Amazon DocumentDB distributes the connection requests among the Amazon DocumentDB replicas in the cluster. This functionality can help balance your read workload across multiple Amazon DocumentDB replicas in your cluster.

If a failover occurs, and the Amazon DocumentDB replica that you are connected to is promoted to be the primary instance, your connection is dropped. To continue sending your read workload to other Amazon DocumentDB replicas in the cluster, you can then reconnect to the reader endpoint.

MultiAZ -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the cluster has instances in multiple Availability Zones.

Engine -> (string)

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

EngineVersion -> (string)

Indicates the database engine version.

LatestRestorableTime -> (timestamp)

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

Port -> (integer)

Specifies the port that the database engine is listening on.

MasterUsername -> (string)

Contains the master user name for the cluster.

PreferredBackupWindow -> (string)

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

PreferredMaintenanceWindow -> (string)

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

ReplicationSourceIdentifier -> (string)

Contains the identifier of the source cluster if this cluster is a secondary cluster.

ReadReplicaIdentifiers -> (list)

Contains one or more identifiers of the secondary clusters that are associated with this cluster.


DBClusterMembers -> (list)

Provides the list of instances that make up the cluster.


Contains information about an instance that is part of a cluster.

DBInstanceIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the instance identifier for this member of the cluster.

IsClusterWriter -> (boolean)

A value that is true if the cluster member is the primary instance for the cluster and false otherwise.

DBClusterParameterGroupStatus -> (string)

Specifies the status of the cluster parameter group for this member of the DB cluster.

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.

VpcSecurityGroups -> (list)

Provides a list of virtual private cloud (VPC) security groups that the cluster 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.

HostedZoneId -> (string)

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

StorageEncrypted -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the cluster is encrypted.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

If StorageEncrypted is true , the KMS key identifier for the encrypted cluster.

DbClusterResourceId -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services Region-unique, immutable identifier for the cluster. This identifier is found in CloudTrail log entries whenever the KMS key for the cluster is accessed.

DBClusterArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the cluster.

AssociatedRoles -> (list)

Provides a list of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles that are associated with the cluster. (IAM) roles that are associated with a cluster grant permission for the cluster to access other Amazon Web Services services on your behalf.


Describes an Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that is associated with a cluster.

RoleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAMrole that is associated with the DB cluster.

Status -> (string)

Describes the state of association between the IAMrole and the cluster. The Status property returns one of the following values:

  • ACTIVE - The IAMrole ARN is associated with the cluster and can be used to access other Amazon Web Services services on your behalf.
  • PENDING - The IAMrole ARN is being associated with the cluster.
  • INVALID - The IAMrole ARN is associated with the cluster, but the cluster cannot assume the IAMrole to access other Amazon Web Services services on your behalf.

CloneGroupId -> (string)

Identifies the clone group to which the DB cluster is associated.

ClusterCreateTime -> (timestamp)

Specifies the time when the cluster was created, in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

EnabledCloudwatchLogsExports -> (list)

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


DeletionProtection -> (boolean)

Specifies whether this cluster can be deleted. If DeletionProtection is enabled, the cluster cannot be deleted unless it is modified and DeletionProtection is disabled. DeletionProtection protects clusters from being accidentally deleted.

StorageType -> (string)

Storage type associated with your cluster

Storage type associated with your cluster

For information on storage types for Amazon DocumentDB clusters, see Cluster storage configurations in the Amazon DocumentDB Developer Guide .

Valid values for storage type - standard | iopt1

Default value is standard