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This request will send changes to your specified restore testing plan. RestoreTestingPlanName cannot be updated after it is created.

RecoveryPointSelection can contain:
  • Algorithm
  • ExcludeVaults
  • IncludeVaults
  • RecoveryPointTypes
  • SelectionWindowDays

See also: AWS API Documentation


--restore-testing-plan <value>
--restore-testing-plan-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--restore-testing-plan (structure)

Specifies the body of a restore testing plan.

RecoveryPointSelection -> (structure)

Required: Algorithm ; RecoveryPointTypes ; IncludeVaults (one or more ).

Optional: SelectionWindowDays ('30' if not specified ); ExcludeVaults (defaults to empty list if not listed).

Algorithm -> (string)

Acceptable values include "LATEST_WITHIN_WINDOW" or "RANDOM_WITHIN_WINDOW"

ExcludeVaults -> (list)

Accepted values include specific ARNs or list of selectors. Defaults to empty list if not listed.


IncludeVaults -> (list)

Accepted values include wildcard ["*"] or by specific ARNs or ARN wilcard replacement ["arn:aws:backup:us-west-2:123456789012:backup-vault:asdf", ...] ["arn:aws:backup:::backup-vault:asdf-*", ...]


RecoveryPointTypes -> (list)

These are the types of recovery points.


SelectionWindowDays -> (integer)

Accepted values are integers from 1 to 365.

ScheduleExpression -> (string)

A CRON expression in specified timezone when a restore testing plan is executed.

ScheduleExpressionTimezone -> (string)

Optional. This is the timezone in which the schedule expression is set. By default, ScheduleExpressions are in UTC. You can modify this to a specified timezone.

StartWindowHours -> (integer)

Defaults to 24 hours.

A value in hours after a restore test is scheduled before a job will be canceled if it doesn't start successfully. This value is optional. If this value is included, this parameter has a maximum value of 168 hours (one week).

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "RecoveryPointSelection": {
    "ExcludeVaults": ["string", ...],
    "IncludeVaults": ["string", ...],
    "RecoveryPointTypes": ["CONTINUOUS"|"SNAPSHOT", ...],
    "SelectionWindowDays": integer
  "ScheduleExpression": "string",
  "ScheduleExpressionTimezone": "string",
  "StartWindowHours": integer

--restore-testing-plan-name (string)

This is the restore testing plan name you wish to update.

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.


CreationTime -> (timestamp)

This is the time the resource testing plan was created.

RestoreTestingPlanArn -> (string)

Unique ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the restore testing plan.

RestoreTestingPlanName -> (string)

The name cannot be changed after creation. The name consists of only alphanumeric characters and underscores. Maximum length is 50.

UpdateTime -> (timestamp)

This is the time the update completed for the restore testing plan.