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Amazon Kinesis Streams Service API Reference
API Reference (API Version 2013-12-02)

IncreaseStreamRetentionPeriod

Increases the Amazon Kinesis stream's retention period, which is the length of time data records are accessible after they are added to the stream. The maximum value of a stream's retention period is 168 hours (7 days).

If you choose a longer stream retention period, this operation increases the time period during which records that have not yet expired are accessible. However, it does not make previous, expired data (older than the stream's previous retention period) accessible after the operation has been called. For example, if a stream's retention period is set to 24 hours and is increased to 168 hours, any data that is older than 24 hours remains inaccessible to consumer applications.

Request Syntax

{
   "RetentionPeriodHours": number,
   "StreamName": "string"
}

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

RetentionPeriodHours

The new retention period of the stream, in hours. Must be more than the current retention period.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 24. Maximum value of 168.

Required: Yes

StreamName

The name of the stream to modify.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

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

InvalidArgumentException

A specified parameter exceeds its restrictions, is not supported, or can't be used. For more information, see the returned message.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

The requested resource exceeds the maximum number allowed, or the number of concurrent stream requests exceeds the maximum number allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceInUseException

The resource is not available for this operation. For successful operation, the resource must be in the ACTIVE state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The requested resource could not be found. The stream might not be specified correctly.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

To increase stream retention period

The following JSON example increases a stream's retention period.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
Host: kinesis.<region>.<domain>
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
User-Agent: <UserAgentString>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Authorization: <AuthParams>
Connection: Keep-Alive 
X-Amz-Date: <Date>
X-Amz-Target: Kinesis_20131202.IncreaseStreamRetentionPeriod
{
    "RetentionPeriodInHours": "96",
    "StreamName": "examplestream"
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Date: <Date>

See Also

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