ElastiCache / Client / delete_global_replication_group



Deleting a Global datastore is a two-step process:

  • First, you must DisassociateGlobalReplicationGroup to remove the secondary clusters in the Global datastore.

  • Once the Global datastore contains only the primary cluster, you can use the DeleteGlobalReplicationGroup API to delete the Global datastore while retainining the primary cluster using RetainPrimaryReplicationGroup=true.

Since the Global Datastore has only a primary cluster, you can delete the Global Datastore while retaining the primary by setting RetainPrimaryReplicationGroup=true. The primary cluster is never deleted when deleting a Global Datastore. It can only be deleted when it no longer is associated with any Global Datastore.

When you receive a successful response from this operation, Amazon ElastiCache immediately begins deleting the selected resources; you cannot cancel or revert this operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_global_replication_group(
  • GlobalReplicationGroupId (string) –


    The name of the Global datastore

  • RetainPrimaryReplicationGroup (boolean) –


    The primary replication group is retained as a standalone replication group.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'GlobalReplicationGroup': {
        'GlobalReplicationGroupId': 'string',
        'GlobalReplicationGroupDescription': 'string',
        'Status': 'string',
        'CacheNodeType': 'string',
        'Engine': 'string',
        'EngineVersion': 'string',
        'Members': [
                'ReplicationGroupId': 'string',
                'ReplicationGroupRegion': 'string',
                'Role': 'string',
                'AutomaticFailover': 'enabled'|'disabled'|'enabling'|'disabling',
                'Status': 'string'
        'ClusterEnabled': True|False,
        'GlobalNodeGroups': [
                'GlobalNodeGroupId': 'string',
                'Slots': 'string'
        'AuthTokenEnabled': True|False,
        'TransitEncryptionEnabled': True|False,
        'AtRestEncryptionEnabled': True|False,
        'ARN': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • GlobalReplicationGroup (dict) –

      Consists of a primary cluster that accepts writes and an associated secondary cluster that resides in a different Amazon region. The secondary cluster accepts only reads. The primary cluster automatically replicates updates to the secondary cluster.

      • The GlobalReplicationGroupIdSuffix represents the name of the Global datastore, which is what you use to associate a secondary cluster.

      • GlobalReplicationGroupId (string) –

        The name of the Global datastore

      • GlobalReplicationGroupDescription (string) –

        The optional description of the Global datastore

      • Status (string) –

        The status of the Global datastore

      • CacheNodeType (string) –

        The cache node type of the Global datastore

      • Engine (string) –

        The Elasticache engine. For Redis only.

      • EngineVersion (string) –

        The Elasticache Redis engine version.

      • Members (list) –

        The replication groups that comprise the Global datastore.

        • (dict) –

          A member of a Global datastore. It contains the Replication Group Id, the Amazon region and the role of the replication group.

          • ReplicationGroupId (string) –

            The replication group id of the Global datastore member.

          • ReplicationGroupRegion (string) –

            The Amazon region of the Global datastore member.

          • Role (string) –

            Indicates the role of the replication group, primary or secondary.

          • AutomaticFailover (string) –

            Indicates whether automatic failover is enabled for the replication group.

          • Status (string) –

            The status of the membership of the replication group.

      • ClusterEnabled (boolean) –

        A flag that indicates whether the Global datastore is cluster enabled.

      • GlobalNodeGroups (list) –

        Indicates the slot configuration and global identifier for each slice group.

        • (dict) –

          Indicates the slot configuration and global identifier for a slice group.

          • GlobalNodeGroupId (string) –

            The name of the global node group

          • Slots (string) –

            The keyspace for this node group

      • AuthTokenEnabled (boolean) –

        A flag that enables using an AuthToken (password) when issuing Redis commands.

        Default: false

      • TransitEncryptionEnabled (boolean) –

        A flag that enables in-transit encryption when set to true.

        Required: Only available when creating a replication group in an Amazon VPC using redis version 3.2.6, 4.x or later.

      • AtRestEncryptionEnabled (boolean) –

        A flag that enables encryption at rest when set to true.

        You cannot modify the value of AtRestEncryptionEnabled after the replication group is created. To enable encryption at rest on a replication group you must set AtRestEncryptionEnabled to true when you create the replication group.

        Required: Only available when creating a replication group in an Amazon VPC using redis version 3.2.6, 4.x or later.

      • ARN (string) –

        The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the global replication group.


  • ElastiCache.Client.exceptions.GlobalReplicationGroupNotFoundFault

  • ElastiCache.Client.exceptions.InvalidGlobalReplicationGroupStateFault

  • ElastiCache.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterValueException