RestoreFromSnapshot - AWS Directory Service


Restores a directory using an existing directory snapshot.

When you restore a directory from a snapshot, any changes made to the directory after the snapshot date are overwritten.

This action returns as soon as the restore operation is initiated. You can monitor the progress of the restore operation by calling the DescribeDirectories operation with the directory identifier. When the DirectoryDescription.Stage value changes to Active, the restore operation is complete.

Request Syntax

{ "SnapshotId": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The identifier of the snapshot to restore from.

Type: String

Pattern: ^s-[0-9a-f]{10}$

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


A client exception has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified entity could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


One or more parameters are not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An exception has occurred in AWS Directory Service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of RestoreFromSnapshot.

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 30 X-Amz-Target: DirectoryService_20150416.RestoreFromSnapshot X-Amz-Date: 20161214T235310Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.24 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.4.81 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20161214/us-west-2/ds/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=5c6be5a543a9df855e15ed75c131318330c4acf9b791515e8b3524e2430c180f { "SnapshotId": "s-9267f6da4e" }

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of RestoreFromSnapshot.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 78ebab96-c258-11e6-a4dc-e5519684970a Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 2 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:53:12 GMT { }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: