AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the Amazon Relational Database Service DeleteDBInstance API operation.

Syntax

Remove-RDSDBInstance
-DBInstanceIdentifier <String>
-DeleteAutomatedBackup <Boolean>
-FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier <String>
-SkipFinalSnapshot <Boolean>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

The DeleteDBInstance action deletes a previously provisioned DB instance. When you delete a DB instance, all automated backups for that instance are deleted and can't be recovered. Manual DB snapshots of the DB instance to be deleted by DeleteDBInstance are not deleted. If you request a final DB snapshot the status of the Amazon RDS DB instance is deleting until the DB snapshot is created. The API action DescribeDBInstance is used to monitor the status of this operation. The action can't be canceled or reverted once submitted. Note that when a DB instance is in a failure state and has a status of failed, incompatible-restore, or incompatible-network, you can only delete it when you skip creation of the final snapshot with the SkipFinalSnapshot parameter. If the specified DB instance is part of an Amazon Aurora DB cluster, you can't delete the DB instance if both of the following conditions are true:
  • The DB cluster is a Read Replica of another Amazon Aurora DB cluster.
  • The DB instance is the only instance in the DB cluster.
To delete a DB instance in this case, first call the PromoteReadReplicaDBCluster API action to promote the DB cluster so it's no longer a Read Replica. After the promotion completes, then call the DeleteDBInstance API action to delete the final instance in the DB cluster.

Parameters

-DBInstanceIdentifier <String>
The DB instance identifier for the DB instance to be deleted. This parameter isn't case-sensitive.Constraints:
  • Must match the name of an existing DB instance.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-DeleteAutomatedBackup <Boolean>
A value that indicates whether to remove automated backups immediately after the DB instance is deleted. This parameter isn't case-sensitive. The default is to remove automated backups immediately after the DB instance is deleted.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
AliasesDeleteAutomatedBackups
-FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier <String>
The DBSnapshotIdentifier of the new DBSnapshot created when the SkipFinalSnapshot parameter is disabled. Specifying this parameter and also specifying to skip final DB snapshot creation in SkipFinalShapshot results in an error.Constraints:
  • Must be 1 to 255 letters or numbers.
  • First character must be a letter.
  • Can't end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.
  • Can't be specified when deleting a Read Replica.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-SkipFinalSnapshot <Boolean>
A value that indicates whether to skip the creation of a final DB snapshot before the DB instance is deleted. If skip is specified, no DB snapshot is created. If skip is not specified, a DB snapshot is created before the DB instance is deleted. By default, skip is not specified, and the DB snapshot is created.Note that when a DB instance is in a failure state and has a status of 'failed', 'incompatible-restore', or 'incompatible-network', it can only be deleted when skip is specified.Specify skip when deleting a Read Replica.The FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier parameter must be specified if skip is not specified.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the DBInstanceIdentifier parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a Amazon.RDS.Model.DBInstance object. The service call response (type Amazon.RDS.Model.DeleteDBInstanceResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z