DeleteRecoveryPoint - AWS Backup


Deletes the recovery point specified by a recovery point ID.

If the recovery point ID belongs to a continuous backup, calling this endpoint deletes the existing continuous backup and stops future continuous backup.

When an IAM role's permissions are insufficient to call this API, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body, but the recovery point is not deleted. Instead, it enters an EXPIRED state.

EXPIRED recovery points can be deleted with this API once the IAM role has the iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole action. To learn more about adding this role, see Troubleshooting manual deletions.

If the user or role is deleted or the permission within the role is removed, the deletion will not be successful and will enter an EXPIRED state.

Request Syntax

DELETE /backup-vaults/backupVaultName/recovery-points/recoveryPointArn HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of a logical container where backups are stored. Backup vaults are identified by names that are unique to the account used to create them and the AWS Region where they are created. They consist of lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9\-\_]{2,50}$

Required: Yes


An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a recovery point; for example, arn:aws:backup:us-east-1:123456789012:recovery-point:1EB3B5E7-9EB0-435A-A80B-108B488B0D45.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


Indicates that something is wrong with a parameter's value. For example, the value is out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that something is wrong with the input to the request. For example, a parameter is of the wrong type.

HTTP Status Code: 400


AWS Backup is already performing an action on this recovery point. It can't perform the action you requested until the first action finishes. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource that is required for the action doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request failed due to a temporary failure of the server.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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