CreateRule - Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager


Specifies when to create snapshots of EBS volumes.

You must specify either a Cron expression or an interval, interval unit, and start time. You cannot specify both.



The schedule, as a Cron expression. The schedule interval must be between 1 hour and 1 year. For more information, see Cron expressions in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 17. Maximum length of 106.

Pattern: cron\([^\n]{11,100}\)

Required: No


The interval between snapshots. The supported values are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 24.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No


The interval unit.

Type: String

Valid Values: HOURS

Required: No


The time, in UTC, to start the operation. The supported format is hh:mm.

The operation occurs within a one-hour window following the specified time. If you do not specify a time, Amazon DLM selects a time within the next 24 hours.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Maximum number of 1 item.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 5.

Pattern: ^(0[0-9]|1[0-9]|2[0-3]):[0-5][0-9]$

Required: No

See Also

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