DescribeDBSnapshotAttributes - Amazon Relational Database Service


Returns a list of DB snapshot attribute names and values for a manual DB snapshot.

When sharing snapshots with other AWS accounts, DescribeDBSnapshotAttributes returns the restore attribute and a list of IDs for the AWS accounts that are authorized to copy or restore the manual DB snapshot. If all is included in the list of values for the restore attribute, then the manual DB snapshot is public and can be copied or restored by all AWS accounts.

To add or remove access for an AWS account to copy or restore a manual DB snapshot, or to make the manual DB snapshot public or private, use the ModifyDBSnapshotAttribute API action.

Request Parameters

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


The identifier for the DB snapshot to describe the attributes for.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Contains the results of a successful call to the DescribeDBSnapshotAttributes API action.

Manual DB snapshot attributes are used to authorize other AWS accounts to copy or restore a manual DB snapshot. For more information, see the ModifyDBSnapshotAttribute API action.

Type: DBSnapshotAttributesResult object


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


DBSnapshotIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404



This example illustrates one usage of DescribeDBSnapshotAttributes.

Sample Request ?Action=DescribeDBSnapshotAttributes &DBSnapshotIdentifier=manual-snapshot1 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20151027/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20151027T210706Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=27413f450dfac3d68b2197453e52109bacd3863f9df1a02d6e40022165bb2e09

Sample Response

<DescribeDBSnapshotAttributesResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeDBSnapshotAttributesResult> <DBSnapshotAttributesResult> <DBSnapshotAttributes> <DBSnapshotAttribute> <AttributeName>restore</AttributeName> <AttributeValues> <AttributeValue>012345678901</AttributeValue> </AttributeValues> </DBSnapshotAttribute> </DBSnapshotAttributes> <DBSnapshotIdentifier>manual-snapshot1</DBSnapshotIdentifier> </DBSnapshotAttributesResult> </DescribeDBSnapshotAttributesResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>ae5be4a2-7cee-11e5-a056-f1c189649a47</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeDBSnapshotAttributesResponse>

See Also

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