Manage event data store lifecycles - Amazon CloudTrail
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Manage event data store lifecycles

The following are the lifecycle stages of an event data store:

  • CREATED – A short-term state indicating that the event data store has been created.

  • ENABLED – The event data store is active and ingesting events. You can run queries and copy trail events to the event data store.

  • STARTING_INGESTION – A short-term state indicating that the event data store will start ingesting live events.

  • STOPPING_INGESTION – A short-term state indicating that the event data store will stop ingesting live events.

  • STOPPED_INGESTION – The event data store is not ingesting live events. You can still run queries on any events already in the event data store and copy trail events to the event data store.

  • PENDING_DELETION – The event data store was in an ENABLED or STOPPED_INGESTION state and has been deleted but is within the 7-day wait period before permanent deletion. You cannot run queries on the event data store, and no operations can be performed on the event data store except restoration.

You can only delete an event data store if both federation and termination protection are disabled. Termination protection prevents an event data store from getting accidentally deleted. By default, termination protection is enabled on an event data store. Federation lets you query your event data store data in Athena and is disabled by default.

After you delete an event data store, it remains in the PENDING_DELETION state for 7 days before it is permanently deleted. You can restore an event data store during the 7-day wait period. While in the PENDING_DELETION state, an event data store is not available for queries, and no other operations can be performed on the event data store except restore operations. An event data store that is pending deletion does not ingest events and does not incur costs.

Actions available on event data stores

To delete or restore an event data store, copy trail events, start or stop ingesting events, or turn on or turn off an event data store's termination protection, use commands on the Actions menu of the event data store's details page.


                    Event data store Actions menu.

The option to Copy trail events is only available on event data stores that contain CloudTrail management and data events. The options to Start ingestion and Stop ingestion are only available on event data stores containing either CloudTrail events (management and data events), or Amazon Config configuration items.