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User Guide (API Version 2015-02-02)

Describing Backups

The following procedures show you how to display a list of your backups. If you desire, you can also view the details of a particular backup.

Describing Backups (Console)

To display backups using the AWS Management Console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the ElastiCache console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/elasticache/.

  2. From the left navigation pane, choose Backups.

  3. Use the Filter box to display manual, automatic, or all backups.

  4. To see the details of a particular backup, select the box to the left of the backup's name.

Describing Backups (AWS CLI)

To display a list of backups and optionally details about a specific backup, use the describe-snapshots CLI operation.

Examples

The following operation uses the parameter --max-records to list up to 20 backups associated with your account. Omitting the parameter --max-records lists up to 50 backups.

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aws elasticache describe-snapshots --max-records 20

The following operation uses the parameter --cache-cluster-id to list only the backups associated with the cluster my-cluster.

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aws elasticache describe-snapshots --cache-cluster-id my-cluster

The following operation uses the parameter --snapshot-name to display the details of the backup my-backup.

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aws elasticache describe-snapshots --snapshot-name my-backup

For more information, see describe-snapshots in the AWS Command Line Interface Reference.

Describing Backups (ElastiCache API)

To display a list of backups, use the DescribeSnapshots operation.

Examples

The following operation uses the parameter MaxRecords to list up to 20 backups associated with your account. Omitting the parameter MaxRecords will list up to 50 backups.

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https://elasticache.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DescribeSnapshots &MaxRecords=20 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Timestamp=20141201T220302Z &Version=2014-12-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Date=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=Host &X-Amz-Expires=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential> &X-Amz-Signature=<signature>

The following operation uses the parameter CacheClusterId to list all backups associated with the cluster MyCluster.

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https://elasticache.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DescribeSnapshots &CacheClusterId=MyCluster &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Timestamp=20141201T220302Z &Version=2014-12-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Date=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=Host &X-Amz-Expires=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential> &X-Amz-Signature=<signature>

The following operation uses the parameter SnapshotName to display the details for the backup MyBackup.

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https://elasticache.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DescribeSnapshots &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &SnapshotName=MyBackup &Timestamp=20141201T220302Z &Version=2014-12-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Date=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=Host &X-Amz-Expires=20141201T220302Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential> &X-Amz-Signature=<signature>

For more information, see DescribeSnapshots.