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describe-db-engine-versions

Description

Returns a list of the available DB engines.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-db-engine-versions 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: DBEngineVersions

Synopsis

  describe-db-engine-versions
[--engine <value>]
[--engine-version <value>]
[--db-parameter-group-family <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--default-only | --no-default-only]
[--list-supported-character-sets | --no-list-supported-character-sets]
[--list-supported-timezones | --no-list-supported-timezones]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--engine (string)

The database engine to return.

--engine-version (string)

The database engine version to return.

Example: 5.1.49

--db-parameter-group-family (string)

The name of a specific DB parameter group family to return details for.

Constraints:

  • If supplied, must match an existing DBParameterGroupFamily.

--filters (list)

This parameter is not currently supported.

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]
  }
  ...
]

--default-only | --no-default-only (boolean)

Indicates that only the default version of the specified engine or engine and major version combination is returned.

--list-supported-character-sets | --no-list-supported-character-sets (boolean)

If this parameter is specified and the requested engine supports the CharacterSetName parameter for create-db-instance , the response includes a list of supported character sets for each engine version.

--list-supported-timezones | --no-list-supported-timezones (boolean)

If this parameter is specified and the requested engine supports the TimeZone parameter for create-db-instance , the response includes a list of supported time zones for each engine version.

--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.

--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.

Output

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 .

DBEngineVersions -> (list)

A list of DBEngineVersion elements.

(structure)

This data type is used as a response element in the action describe-db-engine-versions .

Engine -> (string)

The name of the database engine.

EngineVersion -> (string)

The version number of the database engine.

DBParameterGroupFamily -> (string)

The name of the DB parameter group family for the database engine.

DBEngineDescription -> (string)

The description of the database engine.

DBEngineVersionDescription -> (string)

The description of the database engine version.

DefaultCharacterSet -> (structure)

The default character set for new instances of this engine version, if the CharacterSetName parameter of the create-db-instance API is not specified.

CharacterSetName -> (string)

The name of the character set.

CharacterSetDescription -> (string)

The description of the character set.

SupportedCharacterSets -> (list)

A list of the character sets supported by this engine for the CharacterSetName parameter of the create-db-instance action.

(structure)

This data type is used as a response element in the action describe-db-engine-versions .

CharacterSetName -> (string)

The name of the character set.

CharacterSetDescription -> (string)

The description of the character set.

ValidUpgradeTarget -> (list)

A list of engine versions that this database engine version can be upgraded to.

(structure)

The version of the database engine that a DB instance can be upgraded to.

Engine -> (string)

The name of the upgrade target database engine.

EngineVersion -> (string)

The version number of the upgrade target database engine.

Description -> (string)

The version of the database engine that a DB instance can be upgraded to.

AutoUpgrade -> (boolean)

A value that indicates whether the target version is applied to any source DB instances that have AutoMinorVersionUpgrade set to true.

IsMajorVersionUpgrade -> (boolean)

A value that indicates whether a database engine is upgraded to a major version.

SupportedTimezones -> (list)

A list of the time zones supported by this engine for the Timezone parameter of the create-db-instance action.

(structure)

A time zone associated with a DBInstance or a DBSnapshot . This data type is an element in the response to the describe-db-instances , the describe-db-snapshots , and the describe-db-engine-versions actions.

TimezoneName -> (string)

The name of the time zone.

ExportableLogTypes -> (list)

The types of logs that the database engine has available for export to CloudWatch Logs.

(string)

SupportsLogExportsToCloudwatchLogs -> (boolean)

A value that indicates whether the engine version supports exporting the log types specified by ExportableLogTypes to CloudWatch Logs.

SupportsReadReplica -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the database engine version supports read replicas.