AWS Backup
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Recovers the saved resource identified by an Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

If the resource ARN is included in the request, then the last complete backup of that resource is recovered. If the ARN of a recovery point is supplied, then that recovery point is restored.

Request Syntax

PUT /restore-jobs HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "IamRoleArn": "string", "IdempotencyToken": "string", "Metadata": { "string" : "string" }, "RecoveryPointArn": "string", "ResourceType": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that AWS Backup uses to create the target recovery point; for example, arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/S3Access.

Type: String

Required: Yes


A customer chosen string that can be used to distinguish between calls to StartRestoreJob. Idempotency tokens time out after one hour. Therefore, if you call StartRestoreJob multiple times with the same idempotency token within one hour, AWS Backup recognizes that you are requesting only one restore job and initiates only one. If you change the idempotency token for each call, AWS Backup recognizes that you are requesting to start multiple restores.

Type: String

Required: No


A set of metadata key-value pairs. Contains information, such as a resource name, required to restore a recovery point.

You can get configuration metadata about a resource at the time it was backed-up by calling GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata. However, values in addition to those provided by GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata might be required to restore a resource. For example, you might need to provide a new resource name if the original already exists.

Type: String to string map

Required: Yes


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

Type: String

Required: Yes


Starts a job to restore a recovery point for one of the following resources:

  • EBS for Amazon Elastic Block Store

  • Storage Gateway for AWS Storage Gateway

  • RDS for Amazon Relational Database Service

  • DDB for Amazon DynamoDB

  • EFS for Amazon Elastic File System

Type: String

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9\-\_\.]{1,50}$

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "RestoreJobId": "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.


Uniquely identifies the job that restores a recovery point.

Type: String


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 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: