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AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Understanding Your Directory Status

The following are the various statuses for a directory.

Active

The directory is operating normally. No issues have been detected by the AWS Directory Service for your directory.

Creating

The directory is currently being created. Directory creation typically takes between 5 to 30 minutes but may vary depending on the system load.

Deleted

The directory has been deleted. All resources for the directory have been released. Once a directory enters this state, it cannot be recovered.

Deleting

The directory is currently being deleted. The directory will remain in this state until it has been completely deleted. Once a directory enters this state, the delete operation cannot be cancelled, and the directory cannot be recovered.

Failed

The directory could not be created. Please delete this directory. If this problem persists, please contact the AWS Support Center.

Impaired

The directory is running in a degraded state. One or more issues have been detected, and not all directory operations may be working at full operational capacity. Typically AWS resolves these issues within 40 minutes. If your directory is in an Impaired state longer than 40 minutes, we recommend that you contact the AWS Support Center.

Important

Do not restore a snapshot while a directory is in an Impaired state. It is rare that snapshot restore is necessary to resolve impairments. For more information, see Snapshot or Restore Your Directory.

Inoperable

The directory is not functional. All directory endpoints have reported issues.

Requested

A request to create your directory is currently pending.

RestoreFailed

Restoring the directory from a snapshot failed. Please retry the restore operation. If this continues, try a different snapshot, or contact the AWS Support Center.

Restoring

The directory is currently being restored from an automatic or manual snapshot. Restoring from a snapshot typically takes several minutes, depending on the size of the directory data in the snapshot.

For more information, see Simple AD Directory Status Reasons.