Amazon DocumentDB
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You might need to reboot your DB instance, usually for maintenance reasons. For example, if you make certain changes, or if you change the DB cluster parameter group that is associated with the DB instance, you must reboot the instance for the changes to take effect.

Rebooting a DB instance restarts the database engine service. Rebooting a DB instance results in a momentary outage, during which the DB instance status is set to rebooting.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The DB instance identifier. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing DBInstance.

Type: String

Required: Yes


When true, the reboot is conducted through a Multi-AZ failover.

Constraint: You can't specify true if the instance is not configured for Multi-AZ.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Detailed information about a DB instance.

Type: DBInstance object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


DBInstanceIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The specified DB instance isn't in the available state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: