Reading log file contents using REST - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Reading log file contents using REST

Amazon RDS provides a REST endpoint that allows access to DB instance log files. This is useful if you need to write an application to stream Amazon RDS log file contents.

The syntax is:

GET /v13/downloadCompleteLogFile/DBInstanceIdentifier/LogFileName HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json host:

The following parameters are required:

  • DBInstanceIdentifier—the name of the DB instance that contains the log file you want to download.

  • LogFileName—the name of the log file to be downloaded.

The response contains the contents of the requested log file, as a stream.

The following example downloads the log file named log/ERROR.6 for the DB instance named sample-sql in the us-west-2 region.

GET /v13/downloadCompleteLogFile/sample-sql/log/ERROR.6 HTTP/1.1 host: X-Amz-Security-Token: AQoDYXdzEIH//////////wEa0AIXLhngC5zp9CyB1R6abwKrXHVR5efnAVN3XvR7IwqKYalFSn6UyJuEFTft9nObglx4QJ+GXV9cpACkETq= X-Amz-Date: 20140903T233749Z X-Amz-Algorithm: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 X-Amz-Credential: AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20140903/us-west-2/rds/aws4_request X-Amz-SignedHeaders: host X-Amz-Content-SHA256: e3b0c44298fc1c229afbf4c8996fb92427ae41e4649b934de495991b7852b855 X-Amz-Expires: 86400 X-Amz-Signature: 353a4f14b3f250142d9afc34f9f9948154d46ce7d4ec091d0cdabbcf8b40c558

If you specify a nonexistent DB instance, the response consists of the following error:

  • DBInstanceNotFoundDBInstanceIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB instance. (HTTP status code: 404)