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[ aws . lightsail ]



Creates a new database from an existing database snapshot in Amazon Lightsail.

You can create a new database from a snapshot in if something goes wrong with your original database, or to change it to a different plan, such as a high availability or standard plan.

The create relational database from snapshot operation supports tag-based access control via request tags and resource tags applied to the resource identified by relationalDatabaseSnapshotName. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--relational-database-name <value>
[--availability-zone <value>]
[--publicly-accessible | --no-publicly-accessible]
[--relational-database-snapshot-name <value>]
[--relational-database-bundle-id <value>]
[--source-relational-database-name <value>]
[--restore-time <value>]
[--use-latest-restorable-time | --no-use-latest-restorable-time]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--relational-database-name (string)

The name to use for your new Lightsail database resource.


  • Must contain from 2 to 255 alphanumeric characters, or hyphens.
  • The first and last character must be a letter or number.

--availability-zone (string)

The Availability Zone in which to create your new database. Use the us-east-2a case-sensitive format.

You can get a list of Availability Zones by using the get regions operation. Be sure to add the include relational database Availability Zones parameter to your request.

--publicly-accessible | --no-publicly-accessible (boolean)

Specifies the accessibility options for your new database. A value of true specifies a database that is available to resources outside of your Lightsail account. A value of false specifies a database that is available only to your Lightsail resources in the same region as your database.

--relational-database-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the database snapshot from which to create your new database.

--relational-database-bundle-id (string)

The bundle ID for your new database. A bundle describes the performance specifications for your database.

You can get a list of database bundle IDs by using the get relational database bundles operation.

When creating a new database from a snapshot, you cannot choose a bundle that is smaller than the bundle of the source database.

--source-relational-database-name (string)

The name of the source database.

--restore-time (timestamp)

The date and time to restore your database from.


  • Must be before the latest restorable time for the database.
  • Cannot be specified if the use latest restorable time parameter is true .
  • Specified in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
  • Specified in the Unix time format. For example, if you wish to use a restore time of October 1, 2018, at 8 PM UTC, then you input 1538424000 as the restore time.

--use-latest-restorable-time | --no-use-latest-restorable-time (boolean)

Specifies whether your database is restored from the latest backup time. A value of true restores from the latest backup time.

Default: false

Constraints: Cannot be specified if the restore time parameter is provided.

--tags (list)

The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

Use the TagResource action to tag a resource after it's created.


Describes a tag key and optional value assigned to an Amazon Lightsail resource.

For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys accept a maximum of 128 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values accept a maximum of 256 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "key": "string",
    "value": "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.


To create a managed database from a snapshot

The following create-relational-database-from-snapshot example creates a managed database from the specified snapshot in the specified AWS Region and Availability Zone, using the $15 USD standard database bundle. Note: The bundle that you specify must be equal to or greater in specifications than the bundle of the original source database used to create the snapshot.

aws lightsail create-relational-database-from-snapshot \
    --relational-database-snapshot-name Database-Oregon-1-1566839359 \
    --relational-database-name Database-1 \
    --availability-zone us-west-2a \
    --relational-database-bundle-id micro_1_0 \


    "operations": [
            "id": "ad6d9193-9d5c-4ea1-97ae-8fe6de600b4c",
            "resourceName": "Database-1",
            "resourceType": "RelationalDatabase",
            "createdAt": 1569867916.938,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationType": "CreateRelationalDatabaseFromSnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569867918.643


operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.


Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.