StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication - Amazon Relational Database Service


Enables replication of automated backups to a different AWS Region.

This command doesn't apply to RDS Custom.

For more information, see Replicating Automated Backups to Another AWS Region in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Request Parameters

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


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the source DB instance for the replicated automated backups, for example, arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:db:mydatabase.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The retention period for the replicated automated backups.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The AWS KMS key identifier for encryption of the replicated automated backups. The KMS key ID is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the KMS encryption key in the destination AWS Region, for example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE.

Type: String

Required: No


In an AWS GovCloud (US) Region, an URL that contains a Signature Version 4 signed request for the StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication operation to call in the AWS Region of the source DB instance. The presigned URL must be a valid request for the StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication API operation that can run in the AWS Region that contains the source DB instance.

This setting applies only to AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. It's ignored in other AWS Regions.

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.


If you are using an AWS SDK tool or the AWS CLI, you can specify SourceRegion (or --source-region for the AWS CLI) instead of specifying PreSignedUrl manually. Specifying SourceRegion autogenerates a presigned URL that is a valid request for the operation that can run in the source AWS Region.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


An automated backup of a DB instance. It consists of system backups, transaction logs, and the database instance properties that existed at the time you deleted the source instance.

Type: DBInstanceAutomatedBackup object


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


The quota for retained automated backups was exceeded. This prevents you from retaining any additional automated backups. The retained automated backups quota is the same as your DB instance quota.

HTTP Status Code: 400


DBInstanceIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The DB instance isn't in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error occurred accessing an AWS KMS key.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified StorageType can't be associated with the DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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