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API Reference (API Version 2014-10-31)

CopyDBSnapshot

Copies the specified DB snapshot. The source DB snapshot must be in the "available" state.

You can copy a snapshot from one AWS Region to another. In that case, the AWS Region where you call the CopyDBSnapshot action is the destination AWS Region for the DB snapshot copy.

You cannot copy an encrypted, shared DB snapshot from one AWS Region to another.

For more information about copying snapshots, see Copying a DB Snapshot in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

CopyTags

True to copy all tags from the source DB snapshot to the target DB snapshot; otherwise false. The default is false.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

KmsKeyId

The AWS KMS key ID for an encrypted DB snapshot. The KMS key ID is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN), KMS key identifier, or the KMS key alias for the KMS encryption key.

If you copy an encrypted DB snapshot from your AWS account, you can specify a value for this parameter to encrypt the copy with a new KMS encryption key. If you don't specify a value for this parameter, then the copy of the DB snapshot is encrypted with the same KMS key as the source DB snapshot.

If you copy an encrypted DB snapshot that is shared from another AWS account, then you must specify a value for this parameter.

If you specify this parameter when you copy an unencrypted snapshot, the copy is encrypted.

If you copy an encrypted snapshot to a different AWS Region, then you must specify a KMS key for the destination AWS Region. KMS encryption keys are specific to the AWS Region that they are created in, and you cannot use encryption keys from one AWS Region in another AWS Region.

Type: String

Required: No

OptionGroupName

The name of an option group to associate with the copy of the snapshot.

Specify this option if you are copying a snapshot from one AWS Region to another, and your DB instance uses a nondefault option group. If your source DB instance uses Transparent Data Encryption for Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server, you must specify this option when copying across regions. For more information, see Option Group Considerations.

Type: String

Required: No

PreSignedUrl

The URL that contains a Signature Version 4 signed request for the CopyDBSnapshot API action in the source AWS Region that contains the source DB snapshot to copy.

You must specify this parameter when you copy an encrypted DB snapshot from another AWS Region by using the Amazon RDS API. You can specify the source region option instead of this parameter when you copy an encrypted DB snapshot from another AWS Region by using the AWS CLI.

The presigned URL must be a valid request for the CopyDBSnapshot API action that can be executed in the source AWS Region that contains the encrypted DB snapshot to be copied. The presigned URL request must contain the following parameter values:

  • DestinationRegion - The AWS Region that the encrypted DB snapshot will be copied to. This AWS Region is the same one where the CopyDBSnapshot action is called that contains this presigned URL.

    For example, if you copy an encrypted DB snapshot from the us-west-2 region to the us-east-1 region, then you call the CopyDBSnapshot action in the us-east-1 region and provide a presigned URL that contains a call to the CopyDBSnapshot action in the us-west-2 region. For this example, the DestinationRegion in the presigned URL must be set to the us-east-1 region.

  • KmsKeyId - The KMS key identifier for the key to use to encrypt the copy of the DB snapshot in the destination AWS Region. This is the same identifier for both the CopyDBSnapshot action that is called in the destination AWS Region, and the action contained in the presigned URL.

  • SourceDBSnapshotIdentifier - The DB snapshot identifier for the encrypted snapshot to be copied. This identifier must be in the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) format for the source AWS Region. For example, if you are copying an encrypted DB snapshot from the us-west-2 region, then your SourceDBSnapshotIdentifier looks like the following example: arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:snapshot:mysql-instance1-snapshot-20161115.

To learn how to generate a Signature Version 4 signed request, see Authenticating Requests: Using Query Parameters (AWS Signature Version 4) and Signature Version 4 Signing Process.

Type: String

Required: No

SourceDBSnapshotIdentifier

The identifier for the source DB snapshot.

If the source snapshot is in the same AWS Region as the copy, specify a valid DB snapshot identifier. For example, you might specify rds:mysql-instance1-snapshot-20130805.

If the source snapshot is in a different AWS Region than the copy, specify a valid DB snapshot ARN. For example, you might specify arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:snapshot:mysql-instance1-snapshot-20130805.

If you are copying from a shared manual DB snapshot, this parameter must be the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the shared DB snapshot.

If you are copying an encrypted snapshot this parameter must be in the ARN format for the source AWS Region, and must match the SourceDBSnapshotIdentifier in the PreSignedUrl parameter.

Constraints:

  • Must specify a valid system snapshot in the "available" state.

Example: rds:mydb-2012-04-02-00-01

Example: arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:snapshot:mysql-instance1-snapshot-20130805

Type: String

Required: Yes

Tags.Tag.N

A list of tags.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

TargetDBSnapshotIdentifier

The identifier for the copy of the snapshot.

Constraints:

  • Cannot be null, empty, or blank

  • Must contain from 1 to 255 alphanumeric characters or hyphens

  • First character must be a letter

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens

Example: my-db-snapshot

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

DBSnapshot

Contains the result of a successful invocation of the following actions:

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBSnapshots action.

Type: DBSnapshot object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

DBSnapshotAlreadyExists

DBSnapshotIdentifier is already used by an existing snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 400

DBSnapshotNotFound

DBSnapshotIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404

InvalidDBSnapshotState

The state of the DB snapshot does not allow deletion.

HTTP Status Code: 400

KMSKeyNotAccessibleFault

Error accessing KMS key.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SnapshotQuotaExceeded

Request would result in user exceeding the allowed number of DB snapshots.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Sample Request

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https://rds.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=CopyDBSnapshot &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &SourceDBSnapshotIdentifier=arn%3Aaws%3Ards%3Aus-east-1%3A815981987263%3Asnapshot%3Ards%3Amysqldb-2014-04-27-08-15 &TargetDBSnapshotIdentifier=mysqldb-arn &Version=2014-09-01 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20140429/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20140429T175351Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=9164337efa99caf850e874a1cb7ef62f3cea29d0b448b9e0e7c53b288ddffed2

Sample Response

Copy
<CopyDBSnapshotResponse xmlns="http://rds.amazonaws.com/doc/2014-09-01/"> <CopyDBSnapshotResult> <DBSnapshot> <Port>3306</Port> <OptionGroupName>default:mysql-5-6</OptionGroupName> <Engine>mysql</Engine> <Status>available</Status> <SnapshotType>manual</SnapshotType> <LicenseModel>general-public-license</LicenseModel> <EngineVersion>5.6.13</EngineVersion> <DBInstanceIdentifier>mysqldb</DBInstanceIdentifier> <DBSnapshotIdentifier>mysqldb-arn</DBSnapshotIdentifier> <SnapshotCreateTime>2014-04-27T08:16:05.356Z</SnapshotCreateTime> <AvailabilityZone>us-east-1a</AvailabilityZone> <InstanceCreateTime>2014-04-21T22:24:26.573Z</InstanceCreateTime> <PercentProgress>100</PercentProgress> <AllocatedStorage>100</AllocatedStorage> <MasterUsername>awsmasteruser</MasterUsername> </DBSnapshot> </CopyDBSnapshotResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>2928d60e-beb6-11d3-8e5c-3ccda5460c46</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CopyDBSnapshotResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: