Amazon ElastiCache
API Reference (API Version 2015-02-02)

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Deletes an existing snapshot. When you receive a successful response from this operation, ElastiCache immediately begins deleting the snapshot; you cannot cancel or revert this operation.


This operation is valid for Redis only.

Request Parameters

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


The name of the snapshot to be deleted.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Represents a copy of an entire Redis cluster as of the time when the snapshot was taken.

Type: Snapshot object


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


Two or more incompatible parameters were specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The value for a parameter is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The current state of the snapshot does not allow the requested operation to occur.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested snapshot name does not refer to an existing snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404



Sample Request ?Action=DeleteSnapshot &SnapshotName=my-manual-snapshot &Version=2015-02-02 &SignatureVersion=4 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &Timestamp=20150202T192317Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential>

Sample Response

<DeleteSnapshotResponse xmlns=""> <DeleteSnapshotResult> <Snapshot> <CacheClusterId>my-redis-primary</CacheClusterId> <Port>6379</Port> <CacheNodeType>cache.m1.small</CacheNodeType> <CacheParameterGroupName>default.redis2.8</CacheParameterGroupName> <Engine>redis</Engine> <PreferredAvailabilityZone>us-west-2c</PreferredAvailabilityZone> <CacheClusterCreateTime>2015-02-02T18:46:57.972Z</CacheClusterCreateTime> <EngineVersion>2.8.6</EngineVersion> <SnapshotSource>manual</SnapshotSource> <AutoMinorVersionUpgrade>true</AutoMinorVersionUpgrade> <PreferredMaintenanceWindow>wed:09:00-wed:10:00</PreferredMaintenanceWindow> <SnapshotName>my-manual-snapshot</SnapshotName> <SnapshotRetentionLimit>5</SnapshotRetentionLimit> <NodeSnapshots> <NodeSnapshot> <SnapshotCreateTime>2015-02-02T18:54:12Z</SnapshotCreateTime> <CacheNodeCreateTime>2015-02-02T18:46:57.972Z</CacheNodeCreateTime> <CacheNodeId>0001</CacheNodeId> <CacheSize>3 MB</CacheSize> </NodeSnapshot> </NodeSnapshots> <SnapshotStatus>deleting</SnapshotStatus> <NumCacheNodes>1</NumCacheNodes> <SnapshotWindow>07:30-08:30</SnapshotWindow> </Snapshot> </DeleteSnapshotResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>694d7017-b9d2-11e3-8a16-7978bb24ffdf</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteSnapshotResponse>

See Also

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