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Returns information about all of your databases in Amazon Lightsail.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

get-relational-databases 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: relationalDatabases


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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 .

--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.


To get information about all relational databases

The following get-relational-databases example displays details about all of the relational databases in the configured AWS Region.

aws lightsail get-relational-databases


    "relationalDatabases": [
            "name": "MySQL",
            "arn": "arn:aws:lightsail:us-west-2:111122223333:RelationalDatabase/8529020c-3ab9-4d51-92af-5EXAMPLE8979",
            "supportCode": "6EXAMPLE3362/ls-3EXAMPLEa995d8c3b06b4501356e5f2f28e1aeba",
            "createdAt": 1554306019.155,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "resourceType": "RelationalDatabase",
            "tags": [],
            "relationalDatabaseBlueprintId": "mysql_8_0",
            "relationalDatabaseBundleId": "micro_1_0",
            "masterDatabaseName": "dbmaster",
            "hardware": {
                "cpuCount": 1,
                "diskSizeInGb": 40,
                "ramSizeInGb": 1.0
            "state": "available",
            "backupRetentionEnabled": true,
            "pendingModifiedValues": {},
            "engine": "mysql",
            "engineVersion": "8.0.15",
            "latestRestorableTime": 1571686200.0,
            "masterUsername": "dbmasteruser",
            "parameterApplyStatus": "in-sync",
            "preferredBackupWindow": "07:51-08:21",
            "preferredMaintenanceWindow": "tue:12:18-tue:12:48",
            "publiclyAccessible": true,
            "masterEndpoint": {
                "port": 3306,
                "address": ""
            "pendingMaintenanceActions": []
            "name": "Postgres",
            "arn": "arn:aws:lightsail:us-west-2:111122223333:RelationalDatabase/e9780b6b-d0ab-4af2-85f1-1EXAMPLEac68",
            "supportCode": "6EXAMPLE3362/ls-3EXAMPLEb4fffb5cec056220c734713e14bd5fcd",
            "createdAt": 1554306000.814,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "resourceType": "RelationalDatabase",
            "tags": [],
            "relationalDatabaseBlueprintId": "postgres_11",
            "relationalDatabaseBundleId": "micro_1_0",
            "masterDatabaseName": "dbmaster",
            "hardware": {
                "cpuCount": 1,
                "diskSizeInGb": 40,
                "ramSizeInGb": 1.0
            "state": "available",
            "backupRetentionEnabled": true,
            "pendingModifiedValues": {},
            "engine": "postgres",
            "engineVersion": "11.1",
            "latestRestorableTime": 1571686339.0,
            "masterUsername": "dbmasteruser",
            "parameterApplyStatus": "in-sync",
            "preferredBackupWindow": "06:19-06:49",
            "preferredMaintenanceWindow": "sun:10:19-sun:10:49",
            "publiclyAccessible": false,
            "masterEndpoint": {
                "port": 5432,
                "address": ""
            "pendingMaintenanceActions": []


relationalDatabases -> (list)

An object describing the result of your get relational databases request.


Describes a database.

name -> (string)

The unique name of the database resource in Lightsail.

arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the database.

supportCode -> (string)

The support code for the database. Include this code in your email to support when you have questions about a database in Lightsail. This code enables our support team to look up your Lightsail information more easily.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the database was created. Formatted in Unix time.

location -> (structure)

The Region name and Availability Zone where the database is located.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

resourceType -> (string)

The Lightsail resource type for the database (for example, RelationalDatabase ).

tags -> (list)

The tag keys and optional values for the resource. For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .


Describes a tag key and optional value assigned to an Amazon Lightsail resource.

For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys accept a maximum of 128 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values accept a maximum of 256 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

relationalDatabaseBlueprintId -> (string)

The blueprint ID for the database. A blueprint describes the major engine version of a database.

relationalDatabaseBundleId -> (string)

The bundle ID for the database. A bundle describes the performance specifications for your database.

masterDatabaseName -> (string)

The name of the master database created when the Lightsail database resource is created.

hardware -> (structure)

Describes the hardware of the database.

cpuCount -> (integer)

The number of vCPUs for the database.

diskSizeInGb -> (integer)

The size of the disk for the database.

ramSizeInGb -> (float)

The amount of RAM in GB for the database.

state -> (string)

Describes the current state of the database.

secondaryAvailabilityZone -> (string)

Describes the secondary Availability Zone of a high availability database.

The secondary database is used for failover support of a high availability database.

backupRetentionEnabled -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether automated backup retention is enabled for the database.

pendingModifiedValues -> (structure)

Describes pending database value modifications.

masterUserPassword -> (string)

The password for the master user of the database.

engineVersion -> (string)

The database engine version.

backupRetentionEnabled -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether automated backup retention is enabled.

engine -> (string)

The database software (for example, MySQL ).

engineVersion -> (string)

The database engine version (for example, 5.7.23 ).

latestRestorableTime -> (timestamp)

The latest point in time to which the database can be restored. Formatted in Unix time.

masterUsername -> (string)

The master user name of the database.

parameterApplyStatus -> (string)

The status of parameter updates for the database.

preferredBackupWindow -> (string)

The daily time range during which automated backups are created for the database (for example, 16:00-16:30 ).

preferredMaintenanceWindow -> (string)

The weekly time range during which system maintenance can occur on the database.

In the format ddd:hh24:mi-ddd:hh24:mi . For example, Tue:17:00-Tue:17:30 .

publiclyAccessible -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the database is publicly accessible.

masterEndpoint -> (structure)

The master endpoint for the database.

port -> (integer)

Specifies the port that the database is listening on.

address -> (string)

Specifies the DNS address of the database.

pendingMaintenanceActions -> (list)

Describes the pending maintenance actions for the database.


Describes a pending database maintenance action.

action -> (string)

The type of pending database maintenance action.

description -> (string)

Additional detail about the pending database maintenance action.

currentApplyDate -> (timestamp)

The effective date of the pending database maintenance action.

caCertificateIdentifier -> (string)

The certificate associated with the database.

nextPageToken -> (string)

The token to advance to the next page of resutls from your request.

A next page token is not returned if there are no more results to display.

To get the next page of results, perform another GetRelationalDatabases request and specify the next page token using the pageToken parameter.