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[ aws . backup ]



Backup plans are documents that contain information that AWS Backup uses to schedule tasks that create recovery points of resources.

If you call CreateBackupPlan with a plan that already exists, the existing backupPlanId is returned.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--backup-plan <value>
[--backup-plan-tags <value>]
[--creator-request-id <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--backup-plan (structure)

Specifies the body of a backup plan. Includes a BackupPlanName and one or more sets of Rules .

JSON Syntax:

  "BackupPlanName": "string",
  "Rules": [
      "RuleName": "string",
      "TargetBackupVaultName": "string",
      "ScheduleExpression": "string",
      "StartWindowMinutes": long,
      "CompletionWindowMinutes": long,
      "Lifecycle": {
        "MoveToColdStorageAfterDays": long,
        "DeleteAfterDays": long
      "RecoveryPointTags": {"string": "string"

--backup-plan-tags (map)

To help organize your resources, you can assign your own metadata to the resources that you create. Each tag is a key-value pair. The specified tags are assigned to all backups created with this plan.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--creator-request-id (string)

Identifies the request and allows failed requests to be retried without the risk of executing the operation twice. If the request includes a CreatorRequestId that matches an existing backup plan, that plan is returned. This parameter is optional.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


BackupPlanId -> (string)

Uniquely identifies a backup plan.

BackupPlanArn -> (string)

An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a backup plan; for example, arn:aws:backup:us-east-1:123456789012:plan:8F81F553-3A74-4A3F-B93D-B3360DC80C50 .

CreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that a backup plan 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.

VersionId -> (string)

Unique, randomly generated, Unicode, UTF-8 encoded strings that are at most 1024 bytes long. They cannot be edited.