Posted On: Apr 18, 2024

Today, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) announces support for dead-letter queue redrive for FIFO queues in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Dead-letter queue redrive is an enhanced capability to improve the dead-letter queue management experience for Amazon SQS customers. Amazon SQS already supports redriving messages from a standard dead-letter queue to a standard source queues or a standard custom destination queue. Now SQS customers can also redrive messages from a FIFO dead-letter queue to FIFO source queues or FIFO custom destination queues. 

Customers increasingly use distributed systems with event-driven architectures, making their applications more efficient, scalable, and reliable. Sometimes errors occur in the distributed systems, such as a consumer is not able to successfully consume the messages from the queue. In such error cases, Amazon SQS moves the unconsumed message to a dead-letter queue, if configured. This enables customers to inspect messages that are not consumed successfully and debug their application failures without losing any messages. SQS customers can use SQS Console, AWS SDK or CLI to move messages from the dead-letter queue to a FIFO queue. 

To get started with dead-letter queue redrive for FIFO, see SQS Documentation for more information on how to redrive messages using the SQS Console, AWS SDK and CLI. To learn more about setting up dead-letter queues, see Amazon SQS dead-letter queues configuration page.

Dead-letter queue redrive for FIFO queues is now available in all AWS Regions where Amazon SQS is available.