AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the DeleteDBInstance operation. 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 the SkipFinalSnapshot parameter is set to true.

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:

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.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.RDS.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.RDS.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public class DeleteDBInstanceRequest : AmazonRDSRequest

The DeleteDBInstanceRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method DeleteDBInstanceRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method DeleteDBInstanceRequest(string)

Instantiates DeleteDBInstanceRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property DBInstanceIdentifier System.String

Gets and sets the property DBInstanceIdentifier.

The DB instance identifier for the DB instance to be deleted. This parameter isn't case-sensitive.


  • Must match the name of an existing DB instance.

Public Property FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier System.String

Gets and sets the property FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier.

The DBSnapshotIdentifier of the new DBSnapshot created when SkipFinalSnapshot is set to false.

Specifying this parameter and also setting the SkipFinalShapshot parameter to true results in an error.


  • Must be 1 to 255 letters or numbers.

  • First character must be a letter

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens

  • Cannot be specified when deleting a Read Replica.

Public Property SkipFinalSnapshot System.Boolean

Gets and sets the property SkipFinalSnapshot.

Determines whether a final DB snapshot is created before the DB instance is deleted. If true is specified, no DBSnapshot is created. If false is specified, a DB snapshot is created before the DB instance is deleted.

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 the SkipFinalSnapshot parameter is set to "true".

Specify true when deleting a Read Replica.

The FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier parameter must be specified if SkipFinalSnapshot is false.

Default: false

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms