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RestoreTableFromBackup

Creates a new table from an existing backup. Any number of users can execute up to 10 concurrent restores in a given account.

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

You must manually set up the following on the restored table:

  • Auto scaling policies

  • IAM policies

  • Cloudwatch metrics and alarms

  • Tags

  • Stream settings

  • Time to Live (TTL) settings

Request Syntax

{ "BackupArn": "string", "TargetTableName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Note

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

BackupArn

The ARN associated with the backup.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 37. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: Yes

TargetTableName

The name of the new table to which the backup must be restored.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "TableDescription": { "AttributeDefinitions": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "AttributeType": "string" } ], "CreationDateTime": number, "GlobalSecondaryIndexes": [ { "Backfilling": boolean, "IndexArn": "string", "IndexName": "string", "IndexSizeBytes": number, "IndexStatus": "string", "ItemCount": number, "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "Projection": { "NonKeyAttributes": [ "string" ], "ProjectionType": "string" }, "ProvisionedThroughput": { "LastDecreaseDateTime": number, "LastIncreaseDateTime": number, "NumberOfDecreasesToday": number, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number } } ], "ItemCount": number, "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "LatestStreamArn": "string", "LatestStreamLabel": "string", "LocalSecondaryIndexes": [ { "IndexArn": "string", "IndexName": "string", "IndexSizeBytes": number, "ItemCount": number, "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "Projection": { "NonKeyAttributes": [ "string" ], "ProjectionType": "string" } } ], "ProvisionedThroughput": { "LastDecreaseDateTime": number, "LastIncreaseDateTime": number, "NumberOfDecreasesToday": number, "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number }, "RestoreSummary": { "RestoreDateTime": number, "RestoreInProgress": boolean, "SourceBackupArn": "string", "SourceTableArn": "string" }, "StreamSpecification": { "StreamEnabled": boolean, "StreamViewType": "string" }, "TableArn": "string", "TableId": "string", "TableName": "string", "TableSizeBytes": number, "TableStatus": "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.

TableDescription

The description of the table created from an existing backup.

Type: TableDescription object

Errors

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

BackupInUseException

There is another ongoing conflicting backup control plane operation on the table. The backups is either being created, deleted or restored to a table.

HTTP Status Code: 400

BackupNotFoundException

Backup not found for the given BackupARN.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServerError

An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

LimitExceededException

Up to 50 CreateBackup operations are allowed per second, per account. There is no limit to the number of daily on-demand backups that can be taken.

Up to 10 simultaneous table operations are allowed per account. These operations include CreateTable, UpdateTable, DeleteTable,UpdateTimeToLive, and RestoreTableFromBackup.

For tables with secondary indexes, only one of those tables can be in the CREATING state at any point in time. Do not attempt to create more than one such table simultaneously.

The total limit of tables in the ACTIVE state is 250.

For tables with secondary indexes, only one of those tables can be in the CREATING state at any point in time. Do not attempt to create more than one such table simultaneously.

The total limit of tables in the ACTIVE state is 250.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TableAlreadyExistsException

A table with the name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TableInUseException

A table by that name is either being created or deleted.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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