Amazon DynamoDB
API Reference

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Restores the specified table to the specified point in time within EarliestRestorableDateTime and LatestRestorableDateTime. You can restore your table to any point in time during the last 35 days. Any number of users can execute up to 4 concurrent restores (any type of restore) in a given account.

When you restore using point in time recovery, DynamoDB restores your table data to the state based on the selected date and time (day:hour:minute:second) to a new table.

Along with data, the following are also included on the new restored table using point in time recovery:

  • Global secondary indexes (GSIs)

  • Local secondary indexes (LSIs)

  • Provisioned read and write capacity

  • Encryption settings


    All these settings come from the current settings of the source table at the time of restore.

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

  • Auto scaling policies

  • IAM policies

  • Amazon CloudWatch metrics and alarms

  • Tags

  • Stream settings

  • Time to Live (TTL) settings

  • Point in time recovery settings

Request Syntax

{ "RestoreDateTime": number, "SourceTableName": "string", "TargetTableName": "string", "UseLatestRestorableTime": boolean }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


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


Name of the source table that is being restored.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes


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

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes


Time in the past to restore the table to.

Type: Timestamp

Required: No


Restore the table to the latest possible time. LatestRestorableDateTime is typically 5 minutes before the current time.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "TableDescription": { "AttributeDefinitions": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "AttributeType": "string" } ], "BillingModeSummary": { "BillingMode": "string", "LastUpdateToPayPerRequestDateTime": number }, "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" }, "SSEDescription": { "KMSMasterKeyArn": "string", "SSEType": "string", "Status": "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.


Represents the properties of a table.

Type: TableDescription 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


An invalid restore time was specified. RestoreDateTime must be between EarliestRestorableDateTime and LatestRestorableDateTime.

HTTP Status Code: 400


There is no limit to the number of daily on-demand backups that can be taken.

Up to 50 simultaneous table operations are allowed per account. These operations include CreateTable, UpdateTable, DeleteTable,UpdateTimeToLive, RestoreTableFromBackup, and RestoreTableToPointInTime.

The only exception is when you are creating a table with one or more secondary indexes. You can have up to 25 such requests running at a time; however, if the table or index specifications are complex, DynamoDB might temporarily reduce the number of concurrent operations.

There is a soft account limit of 256 tables.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Point in time recovery has not yet been enabled for this source table.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A target table with the specified name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A target table with the specified name is either being created or deleted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A source 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: