Amazon DynamoDB
API Reference


Checks the status of the backup restore settings on the specified table. If backups are enabled, ContinuousBackupsStatus will bet set to ENABLED.

You can call DescribeContinuousBackups at a maximum rate of 10 times per second.

Request Syntax

{ "TableName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


Name of the table for which the customer wants to check the backup and restore settings.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.

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

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ContinuousBackupsDescription": { "ContinuousBackupsStatus": "string" } }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


ContinuousBackupsDescription can be one of the following : ENABLED, DISABLED.

Type: ContinuousBackupsDescription object


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


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


A table with the name TableName does not currently exist within the subscriber's account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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