Amazon DynamoDB
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Deleting a DynamoDB Table Backup

This section describes how to use the Amazon DynamoDB console or AWS CLI to delete a DynamoDB table backup. (If you want to use the AWS CLI, you have to configure it first. For more information, see Accessing DynamoDB.)

Deleting a Table Backup (Console)

The following procedure shows how to delete the MusicCollectionBackup that is created in the Backing Up a DynamoDB Table tutorial.

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the DynamoDB console at

  2. In the navigation pane on the left side of the console, choose Backups.

  3. In the list of backups, choose MusicCollectionBackup.

                        Screenshot showing the MusicCollectionBackup with status as
  4. Choose Delete backup:

                        Screenshot of the backups list with delete backup button

    Choose Delete to delete the backup.

                        Screenshot of the delete backup screen.

Deleting a Table Backup (AWS CLI)

The following example deletes a backup for an existing table MusicCollection using the AWS CLI.

aws dynamodb delete-backup \ --backup-arn arn:aws:dynamodb:us-east-1:123456789012:table/MusicCollection/backup/01489602797149-73d8d5bc