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Returns information about backtracks for a DB cluster.

For more information on Amazon Aurora, see Aurora on Amazon RDS in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--db-cluster-identifier <value>
[--backtrack-identifier <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--max-records <value>]
[--marker <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--db-cluster-identifier (string)

The DB cluster identifier of the DB cluster to be described. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.


  • Must contain from 1 to 63 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.
  • First character must be a letter.
  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.

Example: my-cluster1

--backtrack-identifier (string)

If specified, this value is the backtrack identifier of the backtrack to be described.


Example: 123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426655440000

--filters (list)

A filter that specifies one or more DB clusters to describe. Supported filters include the following:

  • db-cluster-backtrack-id - Accepts backtrack identifiers. The results list includes information about only the backtracks identified by these identifiers.
  • db-cluster-backtrack-status - Accepts any of the following backtrack status values:
    • applying
    • completed
    • failed
    • pending

The results list includes information about only the backtracks identified by these values. For more information about backtrack status values, see DBClusterBacktrack .

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--max-records (integer)

The maximum number of records to include in the response. If more records exist than the specified MaxRecords value, a pagination token called a marker is included in the response so that the remaining results can be retrieved.

Default: 100

Constraints: Minimum 20, maximum 100.

--marker (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous DescribeDBClusterBacktracks request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .

--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.


Marker -> (string)

A pagination token that can be used in a subsequent DescribeDBClusterBacktracks request.

DBClusterBacktracks -> (list)

Contains a list of backtracks for the user.


This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBClusterBacktracks action.

DBClusterIdentifier -> (string)

Contains a user-supplied DB cluster identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a DB cluster.

BacktrackIdentifier -> (string)

Contains the backtrack identifier.

BacktrackTo -> (timestamp)

The timestamp of the time to which the DB cluster was backtracked.

BacktrackedFrom -> (timestamp)

The timestamp of the time from which the DB cluster was backtracked.

BacktrackRequestCreationTime -> (timestamp)

The timestamp of the time at which the backtrack was requested.

Status -> (string)

The status of the backtrack. This property returns one of the following values:

  • applying - The backtrack is currently being applied to or rolled back from the DB cluster.
  • completed - The backtrack has successfully been applied to or rolled back from the DB cluster.
  • failed - An error occurred while the backtrack was applied to or rolled back from the DB cluster.
  • pending - The backtrack is currently pending application to or rollback from the DB cluster.