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[ aws . opsworkscm ]



Restores a backup to a server that is in a CONNECTION_LOST , HEALTHY , RUNNING , UNHEALTHY , or TERMINATED state. When you run RestoreServer, the server's EC2 instance is deleted, and a new EC2 instance is configured. RestoreServer maintains the existing server endpoint, so configuration management of the server's client devices (nodes) should continue to work.

Restoring from a backup is performed by creating a new EC2 instance. If restoration is successful, and the server is in a HEALTHY state, AWS OpsWorks CM switches traffic over to the new instance. After restoration is finished, the old EC2 instance is maintained in a Running or Stopped state, but is eventually terminated.

This operation is asynchronous.

An InvalidStateException is thrown when the server is not in a valid state. A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when the server does not exist. A ValidationException is raised when parameters of the request are not valid.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--backup-id <value>
--server-name <value>
[--instance-type <value>]
[--key-pair <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--backup-id (string)

The ID of the backup that you want to use to restore a server.

--server-name (string)

The name of the server that you want to restore.

--instance-type (string)

The type of instance to restore. Valid values must be specified in the following format: ^([cm][34]|t2).* For example, m5.large . Valid values are m5.large , r5.xlarge , and r5.2xlarge . If you do not specify this parameter, RestoreServer uses the instance type from the specified backup.

--key-pair (string)

The name of the key pair to set on the new EC2 instance. This can be helpful if the administrator no longer has the SSH key.

--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 restore a server

The following restore-server command performs an in-place restoration of a Chef Automate server named automate-06 in your default region from a backup with an ID of automate-06-2016-11-22T16:13:27.998Z. Restoring a server restores connections to the nodes that the Chef Automate server was managing at the time that the specified backup was performed.

aws opsworks-cm restore-server --backup-id "automate-06-2016-11-22T16:13:27.998Z" --server-name "automate-06"

The output is the command ID only. Output:


More Information

For more information, see Restore a Failed AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate Server in the AWS OpsWorks User Guide.