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Deletes a backup. You can delete both manual and automated backups. This operation is asynchronous.

An InvalidStateException is thrown when a backup deletion is already in progress. A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when the backup does not exist. A ValidationException is thrown when parameters of the request are not valid.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--backup-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--backup-id (string)

The ID of the backup to delete. Run the DescribeBackups command to get a list of backup IDs. Backup IDs are in the format ServerName-yyyyMMddHHmmssSSS .

--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 delete backups

The following delete-backup command deletes a manual or automated backup of a Chef Automate server, identified by the backup ID. This command is useful when you are approaching the maximum number of backups that you can save, or you want to minimize your Amazon S3 storage costs.:

aws opsworks-cm delete-backup --backup-id "automate-06-2016-11-19T23:42:40.240Z"

The output shows whether the backup deletion succeeded.

More Information

For more information, see Back Up and Restore an AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate Server in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.