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[ aws . redshift ]



Copies the specified automated cluster snapshot to a new manual cluster snapshot. The source must be an automated snapshot and it must be in the available state.

When you delete a cluster, Amazon Redshift deletes any automated snapshots of the cluster. Also, when the retention period of the snapshot expires, Amazon Redshift automatically deletes it. If you want to keep an automated snapshot for a longer period, you can make a manual copy of the snapshot. Manual snapshots are retained until you delete them.

For more information about working with snapshots, go to Amazon Redshift Snapshots in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--source-snapshot-identifier <value>
[--source-snapshot-cluster-identifier <value>]
--target-snapshot-identifier <value>
[--manual-snapshot-retention-period <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--source-snapshot-identifier (string)

The identifier for the source snapshot.


  • Must be the identifier for a valid automated snapshot whose state is available .

--source-snapshot-cluster-identifier (string)

The identifier of the cluster the source snapshot was created from. This parameter is required if your IAM user has a policy containing a snapshot resource element that specifies anything other than * for the cluster name.


  • Must be the identifier for a valid cluster.

--target-snapshot-identifier (string)

The identifier given to the new manual snapshot.


  • Cannot be null, empty, or blank.
  • Must contain from 1 to 255 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.
  • First character must be a letter.
  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.
  • Must be unique for the AWS account that is making the request.

--manual-snapshot-retention-period (integer)

The number of days that a manual snapshot is retained. If the value is -1, the manual snapshot is retained indefinitely.

The value must be either -1 or an integer between 1 and 3,653.

The default value is -1.

--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.


Get a Description of All Cluster Versions

This example returns a description of all cluster versions. By default, the output is in JSON format.


aws redshift copy-cluster-snapshot --source-snapshot-identifier cm:examplecluster-2013-01-22-19-27-58 --target-snapshot-identifier my-saved-snapshot-copy


   "Snapshot": {
      "Status": "available",
      "SnapshotCreateTime": "2013-01-22T19:27:58.931Z",
      "AvailabilityZone": "us-east-1c",
      "ClusterVersion": "1.0",
      "MasterUsername": "adminuser",
      "DBName": "dev",
      "ClusterCreateTime": "2013-01-22T19:23:59.368Z",
      "SnapshotType": "manual",
      "NodeType": "dw.hs1.xlarge",
      "ClusterIdentifier": "examplecluster",
      "Port": 5439,
      "NumberOfNodes": "2",
      "SnapshotIdentifier": "my-saved-snapshot-copy"
   "ResponseMetadata": {
      "RequestId": "3b279691-64e3-11e2-bec0-17624ad140dd"


Snapshot -> (structure)

Describes a snapshot.

SnapshotIdentifier -> (string)

The snapshot identifier that is provided in the request.

ClusterIdentifier -> (string)

The identifier of the cluster for which the snapshot was taken.

SnapshotCreateTime -> (timestamp)

The time (in UTC format) when Amazon Redshift began the snapshot. A snapshot contains a copy of the cluster data as of this exact time.

Status -> (string)

The snapshot status. The value of the status depends on the API operation used:

  • CreateClusterSnapshot and CopyClusterSnapshot returns status as "creating".
  • DescribeClusterSnapshots returns status as "creating", "available", "final snapshot", or "failed".
  • DeleteClusterSnapshot returns status as "deleted".

Port -> (integer)

The port that the cluster is listening on.

AvailabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone in which the cluster was created.

ClusterCreateTime -> (timestamp)

The time (UTC) when the cluster was originally created.

MasterUsername -> (string)

The master user name for the cluster.

ClusterVersion -> (string)

The version ID of the Amazon Redshift engine that is running on the cluster.

SnapshotType -> (string)

The snapshot type. Snapshots created using CreateClusterSnapshot and CopyClusterSnapshot are of type "manual".

NodeType -> (string)

The node type of the nodes in the cluster.

NumberOfNodes -> (integer)

The number of nodes in the cluster.

DBName -> (string)

The name of the database that was created when the cluster was created.

VpcId -> (string)

The VPC identifier of the cluster if the snapshot is from a cluster in a VPC. Otherwise, this field is not in the output.

Encrypted -> (boolean)

If true , the data in the snapshot is encrypted at rest.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

The AWS Key Management Service (KMS) key ID of the encryption key that was used to encrypt data in the cluster from which the snapshot was taken.

EncryptedWithHSM -> (boolean)

A boolean that indicates whether the snapshot data is encrypted using the HSM keys of the source cluster. true indicates that the data is encrypted using HSM keys.

AccountsWithRestoreAccess -> (list)

A list of the AWS customer accounts authorized to restore the snapshot. Returns null if no accounts are authorized. Visible only to the snapshot owner.


Describes an AWS customer account authorized to restore a snapshot.

AccountId -> (string)

The identifier of an AWS customer account authorized to restore a snapshot.

AccountAlias -> (string)

The identifier of an AWS support account authorized to restore a snapshot. For AWS support, the identifier is amazon-redshift-support .

OwnerAccount -> (string)

For manual snapshots, the AWS customer account used to create or copy the snapshot. For automatic snapshots, the owner of the cluster. The owner can perform all snapshot actions, such as sharing a manual snapshot.

TotalBackupSizeInMegaBytes -> (double)

The size of the complete set of backup data that would be used to restore the cluster.

ActualIncrementalBackupSizeInMegaBytes -> (double)

The size of the incremental backup.

BackupProgressInMegaBytes -> (double)

The number of megabytes that have been transferred to the snapshot backup.

CurrentBackupRateInMegaBytesPerSecond -> (double)

The number of megabytes per second being transferred to the snapshot backup. Returns 0 for a completed backup.

EstimatedSecondsToCompletion -> (long)

The estimate of the time remaining before the snapshot backup will complete. Returns 0 for a completed backup.

ElapsedTimeInSeconds -> (long)

The amount of time an in-progress snapshot backup has been running, or the amount of time it took a completed backup to finish.

SourceRegion -> (string)

The source region from which the snapshot was copied.

Tags -> (list)

The list of tags for the cluster snapshot.


A tag consisting of a name/value pair for a resource.

Key -> (string)

The key, or name, for the resource tag.

Value -> (string)

The value for the resource tag.

RestorableNodeTypes -> (list)

The list of node types that this cluster snapshot is able to restore into.


EnhancedVpcRouting -> (boolean)

An option that specifies whether to create the cluster with enhanced VPC routing enabled. To create a cluster that uses enhanced VPC routing, the cluster must be in a VPC. For more information, see Enhanced VPC Routing in the Amazon Redshift Cluster Management Guide.

If this option is true , enhanced VPC routing is enabled.

Default: false

MaintenanceTrackName -> (string)

The name of the maintenance track for the snapshot.

ManualSnapshotRetentionPeriod -> (integer)

The number of days that a manual snapshot is retained. If the value is -1, the manual snapshot is retained indefinitely.

The value must be either -1 or an integer between 1 and 3,653.

ManualSnapshotRemainingDays -> (integer)

The number of days until a manual snapshot will pass its retention period.

SnapshotRetentionStartTime -> (timestamp)

A timestamp representing the start of the retention period for the snapshot.