Start RDS Instances


The Start RDS Instances action starts your RDS Instances on demand.

Working in conjunction with the Stop RDS Instances, these actions automate RDS instance management, help optimization of resource usage and costs, and provide the flexibility to scale compute resources up or down as your workload demands.

Read more about RDS Instances.


The action uses the following AWS RDS API endpoints to target and start RDS Instances:

Access to all four endpoints is required.


You may need the Start RDS Instances action to confirm the targeted RDS Instances have finish starting before moving onto the next action in a rule.

You can achieve this using the Start RDS Instances action’s Wait panel, pictured:


If you select Wait for RDS Instances to Start, the action will wait until the describeDBInstances endpoint returns a dbInstanceStatus of available.