DocDB / Client / delete_db_instance



Deletes a previously provisioned instance.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_db_instance(

DBInstanceIdentifier (string) –


The instance identifier for the instance to be deleted. This parameter isn’t case sensitive.


  • Must match the name of an existing instance.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'DBInstance': {
        'DBInstanceIdentifier': 'string',
        'DBInstanceClass': 'string',
        'Engine': 'string',
        'DBInstanceStatus': 'string',
        'Endpoint': {
            'Address': 'string',
            'Port': 123,
            'HostedZoneId': 'string'
        'InstanceCreateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'PreferredBackupWindow': 'string',
        'BackupRetentionPeriod': 123,
        'VpcSecurityGroups': [
                'VpcSecurityGroupId': 'string',
                'Status': 'string'
        'AvailabilityZone': 'string',
        'DBSubnetGroup': {
            'DBSubnetGroupName': 'string',
            'DBSubnetGroupDescription': 'string',
            'VpcId': 'string',
            'SubnetGroupStatus': 'string',
            'Subnets': [
                    'SubnetIdentifier': 'string',
                    'SubnetAvailabilityZone': {
                        'Name': 'string'
                    'SubnetStatus': 'string'
            'DBSubnetGroupArn': 'string'
        'PreferredMaintenanceWindow': 'string',
        'PendingModifiedValues': {
            'DBInstanceClass': 'string',
            'AllocatedStorage': 123,
            'MasterUserPassword': 'string',
            'Port': 123,
            'BackupRetentionPeriod': 123,
            'MultiAZ': True|False,
            'EngineVersion': 'string',
            'LicenseModel': 'string',
            'Iops': 123,
            'DBInstanceIdentifier': 'string',
            'StorageType': 'string',
            'CACertificateIdentifier': 'string',
            'DBSubnetGroupName': 'string',
            'PendingCloudwatchLogsExports': {
                'LogTypesToEnable': [
                'LogTypesToDisable': [
        'LatestRestorableTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'EngineVersion': 'string',
        'AutoMinorVersionUpgrade': True|False,
        'PubliclyAccessible': True|False,
        'StatusInfos': [
                'StatusType': 'string',
                'Normal': True|False,
                'Status': 'string',
                'Message': 'string'
        'DBClusterIdentifier': 'string',
        'StorageEncrypted': True|False,
        'KmsKeyId': 'string',
        'DbiResourceId': 'string',
        'CACertificateIdentifier': 'string',
        'CopyTagsToSnapshot': True|False,
        'PromotionTier': 123,
        'DBInstanceArn': 'string',
        'EnabledCloudwatchLogsExports': [
        'CertificateDetails': {
            'CAIdentifier': 'string',
            'ValidTill': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
        'PerformanceInsightsEnabled': True|False,
        'PerformanceInsightsKMSKeyId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • DBInstance (dict) –

      Detailed information about an instance.

      • DBInstanceIdentifier (string) –

        Contains a user-provided database identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies an instance.

      • DBInstanceClass (string) –

        Contains the name of the compute and memory capacity class of the instance.

      • Engine (string) –

        Provides the name of the database engine to be used for this instance.

      • DBInstanceStatus (string) –

        Specifies the current state of this database.

      • Endpoint (dict) –

        Specifies the connection endpoint.

        • Address (string) –

          Specifies the DNS address of the instance.

        • Port (integer) –

          Specifies the port that the database engine is listening on.

        • HostedZoneId (string) –

          Specifies the ID that Amazon Route 53 assigns when you create a hosted zone.

      • InstanceCreateTime (datetime) –

        Provides the date and time that the instance was created.

      • PreferredBackupWindow (string) –

        Specifies the daily time range during which automated backups are created if automated backups are enabled, as determined by the BackupRetentionPeriod.

      • BackupRetentionPeriod (integer) –

        Specifies the number of days for which automatic snapshots are retained.

      • VpcSecurityGroups (list) –

        Provides a list of VPC security group elements that the instance belongs to.

        • (dict) –

          Used as a response element for queries on virtual private cloud (VPC) security group membership.

          • VpcSecurityGroupId (string) –

            The name of the VPC security group.

          • Status (string) –

            The status of the VPC security group.

      • AvailabilityZone (string) –

        Specifies the name of the Availability Zone that the instance is located in.

      • DBSubnetGroup (dict) –

        Specifies information on the subnet group that is associated with the instance, including the name, description, and subnets in the subnet group.

        • DBSubnetGroupName (string) –

          The name of the subnet group.

        • DBSubnetGroupDescription (string) –

          Provides the description of the subnet group.

        • VpcId (string) –

          Provides the virtual private cloud (VPC) ID of the subnet group.

        • SubnetGroupStatus (string) –

          Provides the status of the subnet group.

        • Subnets (list) –

          Detailed information about one or more subnets within a subnet group.

          • (dict) –

            Detailed information about a subnet.

            • SubnetIdentifier (string) –

              Specifies the identifier of the subnet.

            • SubnetAvailabilityZone (dict) –

              Specifies the Availability Zone for the subnet.

              • Name (string) –

                The name of the Availability Zone.

            • SubnetStatus (string) –

              Specifies the status of the subnet.

        • DBSubnetGroupArn (string) –

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the DB subnet group.

      • PreferredMaintenanceWindow (string) –

        Specifies the weekly time range during which system maintenance can occur, in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

      • PendingModifiedValues (dict) –

        Specifies that changes to the instance are pending. This element is included only when changes are pending. Specific changes are identified by subelements.

        • DBInstanceClass (string) –

          Contains the new DBInstanceClass for the instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

        • AllocatedStorage (integer) –

          Contains the new AllocatedStorage size for then instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

        • MasterUserPassword (string) –

          Contains the pending or currently in-progress change of the master credentials for the instance.

        • Port (integer) –

          Specifies the pending port for the instance.

        • BackupRetentionPeriod (integer) –

          Specifies the pending number of days for which automated backups are retained.

        • MultiAZ (boolean) –

          Indicates that the Single-AZ instance is to change to a Multi-AZ deployment.

        • EngineVersion (string) –

          Indicates the database engine version.

        • LicenseModel (string) –

          The license model for the instance.

          Valid values: license-included, bring-your-own-license, general-public-license

        • Iops (integer) –

          Specifies the new Provisioned IOPS value for the instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

        • DBInstanceIdentifier (string) –

          Contains the new DBInstanceIdentifier for the instance that will be applied or is currently being applied.

        • StorageType (string) –

          Specifies the storage type to be associated with the instance.

        • CACertificateIdentifier (string) –

          Specifies the identifier of the certificate authority (CA) certificate for the DB instance.

        • DBSubnetGroupName (string) –

          The new subnet group for the instance.

        • PendingCloudwatchLogsExports (dict) –

          A list of the log types whose configuration is still pending. These log types are in the process of being activated or deactivated.

          • LogTypesToEnable (list) –

            Log types that are in the process of being deactivated. After they are deactivated, these log types aren’t exported to CloudWatch Logs.

            • (string) –

          • LogTypesToDisable (list) –

            Log types that are in the process of being enabled. After they are enabled, these log types are exported to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

            • (string) –

      • LatestRestorableTime (datetime) –

        Specifies the latest time to which a database can be restored with point-in-time restore.

      • EngineVersion (string) –

        Indicates the database engine version.

      • AutoMinorVersionUpgrade (boolean) –

        Does not apply. This parameter does not apply to Amazon DocumentDB. Amazon DocumentDB does not perform minor version upgrades regardless of the value set.

      • PubliclyAccessible (boolean) –

        Not supported. Amazon DocumentDB does not currently support public endpoints. The value of PubliclyAccessible is always false.

      • StatusInfos (list) –

        The status of a read replica. If the instance is not a read replica, this is blank.

        • (dict) –

          Provides a list of status information for an instance.

          • StatusType (string) –

            This value is currently “ read replication.”

          • Normal (boolean) –

            A Boolean value that is true if the instance is operating normally, or false if the instance is in an error state.

          • Status (string) –

            Status of the instance. For a StatusType of read replica, the values can be replicating, error, stopped, or terminated.

          • Message (string) –

            Details of the error if there is an error for the instance. If the instance is not in an error state, this value is blank.

      • DBClusterIdentifier (string) –

        Contains the name of the cluster that the instance is a member of if the instance is a member of a cluster.

      • StorageEncrypted (boolean) –

        Specifies whether or not the instance is encrypted.

      • KmsKeyId (string) –

        If StorageEncrypted is true, the KMS key identifier for the encrypted instance.

      • DbiResourceId (string) –

        The Amazon Web Services Region-unique, immutable identifier for the instance. This identifier is found in CloudTrail log entries whenever the KMS key for the instance is accessed.

      • CACertificateIdentifier (string) –

        The identifier of the CA certificate for this DB instance.

      • CopyTagsToSnapshot (boolean) –

        A value that indicates whether to copy tags from the DB instance to snapshots of the DB instance. By default, tags are not copied.

      • PromotionTier (integer) –

        A value that specifies the order in which an Amazon DocumentDB replica is promoted to the primary instance after a failure of the existing primary instance.

      • DBInstanceArn (string) –

        The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the instance.

      • EnabledCloudwatchLogsExports (list) –

        A list of log types that this instance is configured to export to CloudWatch Logs.

        • (string) –

      • CertificateDetails (dict) –

        The details of the DB instance’s server certificate.

        • CAIdentifier (string) –

          The CA identifier of the CA certificate used for the DB instance’s server certificate.

        • ValidTill (datetime) –

          The expiration date of the DB instance’s server certificate.

      • PerformanceInsightsEnabled (boolean) –

        Set to true if Amazon RDS Performance Insights is enabled for the DB instance, and otherwise false.

      • PerformanceInsightsKMSKeyId (string) –

        The KMS key identifier for encryption of Performance Insights data. The KMS key ID is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN), KMS key identifier, or the KMS key alias for the KMS encryption key.