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[ aws . elasticache ]



Deleting a Global datastore is a two-step process:

  • First, you must DisassociateGlobalReplicationGroup to remove the secondary clusters in the Global datastore.
  • Once the Global datastore contains only the primary cluster, you can use the DeleteGlobalReplicationGroup API to delete the Global datastore while retainining the primary cluster using RetainPrimaryReplicationGroup=true .

Since the Global Datastore has only a primary cluster, you can delete the Global Datastore while retaining the primary by setting RetainPrimaryReplicationGroup=true . The primary cluster is never deleted when deleting a Global Datastore. It can only be deleted when it no longer is associated with any Global Datastore.

When you receive a successful response from this operation, Amazon ElastiCache immediately begins deleting the selected resources; you cannot cancel or revert this operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--global-replication-group-id <value>
--retain-primary-replication-group | --no-retain-primary-replication-group
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--global-replication-group-id (string)

The name of the Global datastore

--retain-primary-replication-group | --no-retain-primary-replication-group (boolean)

The primary replication group is retained as a standalone replication group.

--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 delete a global replication group

The following delete-global-replication-group example deletes a new global replication group.

aws elasticache delete-global-replication-group \
    --global-replication-group-id my-global-replication-group \


    "GlobalReplicationGroup": {
        "GlobalReplicationGroupId": "sgaui-my-grg",
        "GlobalReplicationGroupDescription": "my-grg",
        "Status": "deleting",
        "CacheNodeType": "cache.r5.large",
        "Engine": "redis",
        "EngineVersion": "5.0.6",
        "Members": [
                "ReplicationGroupId": "my-cluster-grg",
                "ReplicationGroupRegion": "us-west-2",
                "Role": "PRIMARY",
                "AutomaticFailover": "enabled",
                "Status": "associated"
        "ClusterEnabled": false,
        "AuthTokenEnabled": false,
        "TransitEncryptionEnabled": false,
        "AtRestEncryptionEnabled": false

For more information, see Replication Across AWS Regions Using Global Datastore in the Elasticache User Guide.


GlobalReplicationGroup -> (structure)

Consists of a primary cluster that accepts writes and an associated secondary cluster that resides in a different Amazon region. The secondary cluster accepts only reads. The primary cluster automatically replicates updates to the secondary cluster.

  • The GlobalReplicationGroupIdSuffix represents the name of the Global datastore, which is what you use to associate a secondary cluster.

GlobalReplicationGroupId -> (string)

The name of the Global datastore

GlobalReplicationGroupDescription -> (string)

The optional description of the Global datastore

Status -> (string)

The status of the Global datastore

CacheNodeType -> (string)

The cache node type of the Global datastore

Engine -> (string)

The Elasticache engine. For Redis only.

EngineVersion -> (string)

The Elasticache Redis engine version.

Members -> (list)

The replication groups that comprise the Global datastore.


A member of a Global datastore. It contains the Replication Group Id, the Amazon region and the role of the replication group.

ReplicationGroupId -> (string)

The replication group id of the Global datastore member.

ReplicationGroupRegion -> (string)

The Amazon region of the Global datastore member.

Role -> (string)

Indicates the role of the replication group, primary or secondary.

AutomaticFailover -> (string)

Indicates whether automatic failover is enabled for the replication group.

Status -> (string)

The status of the membership of the replication group.

ClusterEnabled -> (boolean)

A flag that indicates whether the Global datastore is cluster enabled.

GlobalNodeGroups -> (list)

Indicates the slot configuration and global identifier for each slice group.


Indicates the slot configuration and global identifier for a slice group.

GlobalNodeGroupId -> (string)

The name of the global node group

Slots -> (string)

The keyspace for this node group

AuthTokenEnabled -> (boolean)

A flag that enables using an AuthToken (password) when issuing Redis commands.

Default: false

TransitEncryptionEnabled -> (boolean)

A flag that enables in-transit encryption when set to true. You cannot modify the value of TransitEncryptionEnabled after the cluster is created. To enable in-transit encryption on a cluster you must set TransitEncryptionEnabled to true when you create a cluster.

Required: Only available when creating a replication group in an Amazon VPC using redis version 3.2.6 , 4.x or later.

AtRestEncryptionEnabled -> (boolean)

A flag that enables encryption at rest when set to true .

You cannot modify the value of AtRestEncryptionEnabled after the replication group is created. To enable encryption at rest on a replication group you must set AtRestEncryptionEnabled to true when you create the replication group.

Required: Only available when creating a replication group in an Amazon VPC using redis version 3.2.6 , 4.x or later.

ARN -> (string)

The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the global replication group.