AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Understanding Your Directory Status

The following are the various statuses for a directory.


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


The directory is currently being created. Directory creation typically take 5 to 10 minutes but may vary depending on the system load.


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


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.


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


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.


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


A request to create your directory is currently pending.


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.


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.