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[ aws . backup ]

start-backup-job

Description

Starts an on-demand backup job for the specified resource.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  start-backup-job
--backup-vault-name <value>
--resource-arn <value>
--iam-role-arn <value>
[--idempotency-token <value>]
[--start-window-minutes <value>]
[--complete-window-minutes <value>]
[--lifecycle <value>]
[--recovery-point-tags <value>]
[--backup-options <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--backup-vault-name (string)

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.

--resource-arn (string)

An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a resource. The format of the ARN depends on the resource type.

--iam-role-arn (string)

Specifies the IAM role ARN used to create the target recovery point; for example, arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/S3Access .

--idempotency-token (string)

A customer chosen string that can be used to distinguish between calls to StartBackupJob .

--start-window-minutes (long)

A value in minutes after a backup is scheduled before a job will be canceled if it doesn't start successfully. This value is optional.

--complete-window-minutes (long)

A value in minutes after a backup job is successfully started before it must be completed or it will be canceled by AWS Backup. This value is optional.

--lifecycle (structure)

The lifecycle defines when a protected resource is transitioned to cold storage and when it expires. AWS Backup will transition and expire backups automatically according to the lifecycle that you define.

Backups transitioned to cold storage must be stored in cold storage for a minimum of 90 days. Therefore, the “expire after days” setting must be 90 days greater than the “transition to cold after days” setting. The “transition to cold after days” setting cannot be changed after a backup has been transitioned to cold.

MoveToColdStorageAfterDays -> (long)

Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is moved to cold storage.

DeleteAfterDays -> (long)

Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is deleted. Must be greater than 90 days plus MoveToColdStorageAfterDays .

Shorthand Syntax:

MoveToColdStorageAfterDays=long,DeleteAfterDays=long

JSON Syntax:

{
  "MoveToColdStorageAfterDays": long,
  "DeleteAfterDays": long
}

--recovery-point-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.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"
  ...}

--backup-options (map)

Specifies the backup option for a selected resource. This option is only available for Windows VSS backup jobs.

Valid values: Set to "WindowsVSS”:“enabled" to enable WindowsVSS backup option and create a VSS Windows backup. Set to “WindowsVSS”:”disabled” to create a regular backup. The WindowsVSS option is not enabled by default.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"
  ...}

--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.

Output

BackupJobId -> (string)

Uniquely identifies a request to AWS Backup to back up a resource.

RecoveryPointArn -> (string)

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

CreationDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that a backup job is started, 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.