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[ aws . dlm ]

create-lifecycle-policy

Description

Creates a policy to manage the lifecycle of the specified AWS resources. You can create up to 100 lifecycle policies.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-lifecycle-policy
--execution-role-arn <value>
--description <value>
--state <value>
--policy-details <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--execution-role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role used to run the operations specified by the lifecycle policy.

--description (string)

A description of the lifecycle policy. The characters ^[0-9A-Za-z _-]+$ are supported.

--state (string)

The desired activation state of the lifecycle policy after creation.

Possible values:

  • ENABLED
  • DISABLED

--policy-details (structure)

The configuration details of the lifecycle policy.

PolicyType -> (string)

The valid target resource types and actions a policy can manage. Specify EBS_SNAPSHOT_MANAGEMENT to create a lifecycle policy that manages the lifecycle of Amazon EBS snapshots. Specify IMAGE_MANAGEMENT to create a lifecycle policy that manages the lifecycle of EBS-backed AMIs. The default is EBS_SNAPSHOT_MANAGEMENT .

ResourceTypes -> (list)

The resource type. Use VOLUME to create snapshots of individual volumes or use INSTANCE to create multi-volume snapshots from the volumes for an instance.

(string)

TargetTags -> (list)

The single tag that identifies targeted resources for this policy.

(structure)

Specifies a tag for a resource.

Key -> (string)

The tag key.

Value -> (string)

The tag value.

Schedules -> (list)

The schedules of policy-defined actions. A policy can have up to four schedules - one mandatory schedule and up to three optional schedules.

(structure)

Specifies a backup schedule.

Name -> (string)

The name of the schedule.

CopyTags -> (boolean)

Copy all user-defined tags on a source volume to snapshots of the volume created by this policy.

TagsToAdd -> (list)

The tags to apply to policy-created resources. These user-defined tags are in addition to the AWS-added lifecycle tags.

(structure)

Specifies a tag for a resource.

Key -> (string)

The tag key.

Value -> (string)

The tag value.

VariableTags -> (list)

A collection of key/value pairs with values determined dynamically when the policy is executed. Keys may be any valid Amazon EC2 tag key. Values must be in one of the two following formats: $(instance-id) or $(timestamp) . Variable tags are only valid for EBS Snapshot Management – Instance policies.

(structure)

Specifies a tag for a resource.

Key -> (string)

The tag key.

Value -> (string)

The tag value.

CreateRule -> (structure)

The creation rule.

Interval -> (integer)

The interval between snapshots. The supported values are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24.

IntervalUnit -> (string)

The interval unit.

Times -> (list)

The time, in UTC, to start the operation. The supported format is hh:mm.

The operation occurs within a one-hour window following the specified time. If you do not specify a time, Amazon DLM selects a time within the next 24 hours.

(string)

CronExpression -> (string)

The schedule, as a Cron expression. The schedule interval must be between 1 hour and 1 year. For more information, see Cron expressions in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide .

RetainRule -> (structure)

The retention rule.

Count -> (integer)

The number of snapshots to retain for each volume, up to a maximum of 1000.

Interval -> (integer)

The amount of time to retain each snapshot. The maximum is 100 years. This is equivalent to 1200 months, 5200 weeks, or 36500 days.

IntervalUnit -> (string)

The unit of time for time-based retention.

FastRestoreRule -> (structure)

The rule for enabling fast snapshot restore.

Count -> (integer)

The number of snapshots to be enabled with fast snapshot restore.

Interval -> (integer)

The amount of time to enable fast snapshot restore. The maximum is 100 years. This is equivalent to 1200 months, 5200 weeks, or 36500 days.

IntervalUnit -> (string)

The unit of time for enabling fast snapshot restore.

AvailabilityZones -> (list)

The Availability Zones in which to enable fast snapshot restore.

(string)

CrossRegionCopyRules -> (list)

The rule for cross-Region snapshot copies.

(structure)

Specifies a rule for cross-Region snapshot copies.

TargetRegion -> (string)

The target Region.

Encrypted -> (boolean)

To encrypt a copy of an unencrypted snapshot if encryption by default is not enabled, enable encryption using this parameter. Copies of encrypted snapshots are encrypted, even if this parameter is false or if encryption by default is not enabled.

CmkArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AWS KMS customer master key (CMK) to use for EBS encryption. If this parameter is not specified, your AWS managed CMK for EBS is used.

CopyTags -> (boolean)

Copy all user-defined tags from the source snapshot to the copied snapshot.

RetainRule -> (structure)

The retention rule.

Interval -> (integer)

The amount of time to retain each snapshot. The maximum is 100 years. This is equivalent to 1200 months, 5200 weeks, or 36500 days.

IntervalUnit -> (string)

The unit of time for time-based retention.

Parameters -> (structure)

A set of optional parameters for the policy.

ExcludeBootVolume -> (boolean)

[EBS Snapshot Management – Instance policies only] Indicates whether to exclude the root volume from snapshots created using CreateSnapshots . The default is false.

NoReboot -> (boolean)

Applies to AMI lifecycle policies only. Indicates whether targeted instances are rebooted when the lifecycle policy runs. true indicates that targeted instances are not rebooted when the policy runs. false indicates that target instances are rebooted when the policy runs. The default is true (instance are not rebooted).

JSON Syntax:

{
  "PolicyType": "EBS_SNAPSHOT_MANAGEMENT"|"IMAGE_MANAGEMENT",
  "ResourceTypes": ["VOLUME"|"INSTANCE", ...],
  "TargetTags": [
    {
      "Key": "string",
      "Value": "string"
    }
    ...
  ],
  "Schedules": [
    {
      "Name": "string",
      "CopyTags": true|false,
      "TagsToAdd": [
        {
          "Key": "string",
          "Value": "string"
        }
        ...
      ],
      "VariableTags": [
        {
          "Key": "string",
          "Value": "string"
        }
        ...
      ],
      "CreateRule": {
        "Interval": integer,
        "IntervalUnit": "HOURS",
        "Times": ["string", ...],
        "CronExpression": "string"
      },
      "RetainRule": {
        "Count": integer,
        "Interval": integer,
        "IntervalUnit": "DAYS"|"WEEKS"|"MONTHS"|"YEARS"
      },
      "FastRestoreRule": {
        "Count": integer,
        "Interval": integer,
        "IntervalUnit": "DAYS"|"WEEKS"|"MONTHS"|"YEARS",
        "AvailabilityZones": ["string", ...]
      },
      "CrossRegionCopyRules": [
        {
          "TargetRegion": "string",
          "Encrypted": true|false,
          "CmkArn": "string",
          "CopyTags": true|false,
          "RetainRule": {
            "Interval": integer,
            "IntervalUnit": "DAYS"|"WEEKS"|"MONTHS"|"YEARS"
          }
        }
        ...
      ]
    }
    ...
  ],
  "Parameters": {
    "ExcludeBootVolume": true|false,
    "NoReboot": true|false
  }
}

--tags (map)

The tags to apply to the lifecycle policy during creation.

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.

Examples

To create a lifecycle policy

The following create-lifecycle-policy example creates a lifecycle policy that creates a daily snapshot of volumes at the specified time. The specified tags are added to the snapshots, and tags are also copied from the volume and added to the snapshots. If creating a new snapshot exceeds the specified maximum count, the oldest snapshot is deleted.

aws dlm create-lifecycle-policy \
    --description "My first policy" \
    --state ENABLED \
    --execution-role-arn arn:aws:iam::12345678910:role/AWSDataLifecycleManagerDefaultRole \
    --policy-details file://policyDetails.json

Contents of policyDetails.json:

{
    "ResourceTypes": [
        "VOLUME"
    ],
    "TargetTags": [
        {
            "Key": "costCenter",
            "Value": "115"
        }
    ],
    "Schedules":[
        {
            "Name": "DailySnapshots",
            "CopyTags": true,
            "TagsToAdd": [
                {
                    "Key": "type",
                     "Value": "myDailySnapshot"
                }
            ],
            "CreateRule": {
                "Interval": 24,
                "IntervalUnit": "HOURS",
                "Times": [
                    "03:00"
                ]
            },
            "RetainRule": {
                "Count":5
            }
        }
    ]
}

Output:

{
    "PolicyId": "policy-0123456789abcdef0"
}

Output

PolicyId -> (string)

The identifier of the lifecycle policy.