AWS Backup
Developer Guide

DescribeBackupVault

Returns metadata about a backup vault specified by its name.

Request Syntax

GET /backup-vaults/backupVaultName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

backupVaultName

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.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "BackupVaultArn": "string", "BackupVaultName": "string", "CreationDate": number, "CreatorRequestId": "string", "EncryptionKeyArn": "string", "NumberOfRecoveryPoints": number }

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.

BackupVaultArn

An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a backup vault; for example, arn:aws:backup:us-east-1:123456789012:vault:aBackupVault.

Type: String

BackupVaultName

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 Region where they are created. They consist of lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.

Type: String

CreationDate

The date and time that a backup vault is created, in Unix format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The value of CreationDate is accurate to milliseconds. For example, the value 1516925490.087 represents Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11:30.087 AM.

Type: Timestamp

CreatorRequestId

A unique string that identifies the request and allows failed requests to be retried without the risk of executing the operation twice.

Type: String

EncryptionKeyArn

The server-side encryption key that is used to protect your backups; for example, arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab.

Type: String

NumberOfRecoveryPoints

The number of recovery points that are stored in a backup vault.

Type: Long

Errors

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

InvalidParameterValueException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

MissingParameterValueException

Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceUnavailableException

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: