Amazon DynamoDB
API Reference

UpdateContinuousBackups

UpdateContinuousBackups enables or disables point in time recovery for the specified table. A successful UpdateContinuousBackups call returns the current ContinuousBackupsDescription. Continuous backups are ENABLED on all tables at table creation. If point in time recovery is enabled, PointInTimeRecoveryStatus will be set to ENABLED.

Once continuous backups and point in time recovery are enabled, you can restore to any point in time within EarliestRestorableDateTime and LatestRestorableDateTime.

LatestRestorableDateTime is typically 5 minutes before the current time. You can restore your table to any point in time during the last 35 days..

Request Syntax

{ "PointInTimeRecoverySpecification": { "PointInTimeRecoveryEnabled": boolean }, "TableName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Note

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

PointInTimeRecoverySpecification

Represents the settings used to enable point in time recovery.

Type: PointInTimeRecoverySpecification object

Required: Yes

TableName

The name of the table.

Type: String

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

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

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ContinuousBackupsDescription": { "ContinuousBackupsStatus": "string", "PointInTimeRecoveryDescription": { "EarliestRestorableDateTime": number, "LatestRestorableDateTime": number, "PointInTimeRecoveryStatus": "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

Represents the continuous backups and point in time recovery settings on the table.

Type: ContinuousBackupsDescription object

Errors

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

ContinuousBackupsUnavailableException

Backups have not yet been enabled for this table.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServerError

An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

TableNotFoundException

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: