Deleting a DynamoDB table backup - Amazon DynamoDB

Deleting a DynamoDB table backup

This section describes how to use the AWS Management Console or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to delete an Amazon DynamoDB table backup.


If you want to use the AWS CLI, you have to configure it first. For more information, see Using the AWS CLI.

Deleting a table backup (console)

The following procedure shows how to use the console to delete the MusicBackup that is created in the Backing up a DynamoDB table tutorial.

To delete a backup
  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 MusicBackup.

                        Screenshot showing the MusicBackup with status as
  4. Choose Delete. Confirm that you want to delete the backup by typing delete and clicking Delete.

Deleting a table backup (AWS CLI)

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

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