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How do i forcefully stop rds server


i had a recent issue where i reboot rds server and even are 4 hours it didnt reboot and i am not able to even stop or do any think.

  • Hope you have tried via (1) Management console, (2) CLI or (3) API

    (1): To reboot a DB instance

    Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at In the navigation pane, choose Databases, and then choose the DB instance that you want to reboot. For Actions, choose Reboot. The Reboot DB Instance page appears. (Optional) Choose Reboot with failover? to force a failover from one AZ to another. Choose Reboot to reboot your DB instance. Alternatively, choose Cancel.

    (2): For Linux, macOS, or Unix:

    aws rds reboot-db-instance
    --db-instance-identifier mydbinstance

    If the above did not help, open a ticket with AWS support.

asked 5 months ago200 views
1 Answer

Thank you for reaching out. I understand you wanted to stop your RDS instance.

If you use a DB instance intermittently, for temporary testing, or for a daily development activity, you can stop your Amazon RDS DB instance temporarily to save money. While your DB instance is stopped, you are charged for provisioned storage (including Provisioned IOPS) and backup storage (including manual snapshots and automated backups within your specified retention window), but not for DB instance hours

I will recommend you to follow this below URL that will guide you in Stopping a RDS instance.

The above information will provide you with details to triage the issue. However, Please note this is general guidance only. In a situation if the RDS instance is not stopping, then in order to understand the issue fully, we require details that are non-public information. Please open a support case with AWS using the following link.

As always, Happy Cloud Computing.

answered 5 months ago

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