The Start RDS Instances action can be used to start one or more RDS instances at a specific time of day. Once the instances have been started, they can optionally be stopped after they have been running for a specific amount of time.
For example, 5 instances can be started at 8am and stopped 8 hours later with a single Start RDS Instances action.
Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.
Instance Identification Method
Indicates the method in which the RDS instances will be selected. Possible options include:
All RDS Instances
By RDS Instance ID
By Resource Tag
RDS Instance ID
Indicate the comparison to use when comparing RDS instance IDs.
Resource Tag Name
Indicates the name of the resource tag that will be used for comparison.
Resource Tag Value
Indicates the comparison to use when comparing the resource tag's value.
Stop the Instances
Indicate whether the instances should be automatically stopped later. The running time of the instances must also be specified if this is checked.
Indicate the length of time the instances should run before they are stopped. This value is only required if "Stop the Instances" is checked.
When stopping the RDS instance, indicate the ID of the snapshot to be created. Snapshot IDs must only contain alpha-numeric characters and hyphens. Macros can be used to include run-time data. Leave this field blank to skip creating a snapshot.
Amazon Commands Used
The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The access key should have permission to execute all of them.