Error: dynamodb system error cloudwatch

Rafal Wilinski

Answered by Rafal Wilinski

What's Causing This Error

This error message indicates that there is a system error with Amazon CloudWatch, which is preventing the DynamoDB operation from being completed.

The specific issue could be caused by several things, such as an issue with the CloudWatch service, a problem with the DynamoDB-CloudWatch integration, or an issue with the permissions of the IAM role or user that is being used to operate.

Solution: Here's How To Resolve It

To solve this error, check the status of the CloudWatch service to see if there are any ongoing issues by visiting the AWS Service Health Dashboard.

Another way to solve this issue is by checking the CloudWatch logs and seeing if there are any relevant error messages.

It's also important to check that the IAM user or role used to call the function has the necessary permissions to perform the desired operation on the DynamoDB service.

You can also check the configuration of the DynamoDB-CloudWatch integration to ensure that it is set up correctly.

If all the above steps fail, try and reboot the service or the instances used by CloudWatch and DynamoDB.

It is also essential to check that the provided access key and secret key are valid and have the necessary permissions to access the CloudWatch service.

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