CreateGlobalCluster - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Creates an Aurora global database spread across multiple Amazon Web Services Regions. The global database contains a single primary cluster with read-write capability, and a read-only secondary cluster that receives data from the primary cluster through high-speed replication performed by the Aurora storage subsystem.

You can create a global database that is initially empty, and then add a primary cluster and a secondary cluster to it. Or you can specify an existing Aurora cluster during the create operation, and this cluster becomes the primary cluster of the global database.


This action applies only to Aurora DB clusters.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name for your database of up to 64 alphanumeric characters. If you do not provide a name, Amazon Aurora will not create a database in the global database cluster you are creating.

Type: String

Required: No


The deletion protection setting for the new global database. The global database can't be deleted when deletion protection is enabled.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The name of the database engine to be used for this DB cluster.

Type: String

Required: No


The engine version of the Aurora global database.

Type: String

Required: No


The cluster identifier of the new global database cluster.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [A-Za-z][0-9A-Za-z-:._]*

Required: Yes


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) to use as the primary cluster of the global database. This parameter is optional.

Type: String

Required: No


The storage encryption setting for the new global database cluster.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


A data type representing an Aurora global database.

Type: GlobalCluster object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


DBClusterIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The GlobalClusterIdentifier already exists. Choose a new global database identifier (unique name) to create a new global database cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The number of global database clusters for this account is already at the maximum allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested operation can't be performed while the cluster is in this state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: