RestoreDBClusterToPointInTime - Amazon DocumentDB


Restores a cluster to an arbitrary point in time. Users can restore to any point in time before LatestRestorableTime for up to BackupRetentionPeriod days. The target cluster is created from the source cluster with the same configuration as the original cluster, except that the new cluster is created with the default security group.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The name of the new cluster to be created.


  • Must contain from 1 to 63 letters, numbers, or hyphens.

  • The first character must be a letter.

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The identifier of the source cluster from which to restore.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing DBCluster.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The subnet group name to use for the new cluster.

Constraints: If provided, must match the name of an existing DBSubnetGroup.

Example: mySubnetgroup

Type: String

Required: No


Specifies whether this cluster can be deleted. If DeletionProtection is enabled, the cluster cannot be deleted unless it is modified and DeletionProtection is disabled. DeletionProtection protects clusters from being accidentally deleted.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


A list of log types that must be enabled for exporting to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


The AWS KMS key identifier to use when restoring an encrypted cluster from an encrypted cluster.

The AWS KMS key identifier is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the AWS KMS encryption key. If you are restoring a cluster with the same AWS account that owns the AWS KMS encryption key used to encrypt the new cluster, then you can use the AWS KMS key alias instead of the ARN for the AWS KMS encryption key.

You can restore to a new cluster and encrypt the new cluster with an AWS KMS key that is different from the AWS KMS key used to encrypt the source cluster. The new DB cluster is encrypted with the AWS KMS key identified by the KmsKeyId parameter.

If you do not specify a value for the KmsKeyId parameter, then the following occurs:

  • If the cluster is encrypted, then the restored cluster is encrypted using the AWS KMS key that was used to encrypt the source cluster.

  • If the cluster is not encrypted, then the restored cluster is not encrypted.

If DBClusterIdentifier refers to a cluster that is not encrypted, then the restore request is rejected.

Type: String

Required: No


The port number on which the new cluster accepts connections.

Constraints: Must be a value from 1150 to 65535.

Default: The default port for the engine.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The date and time to restore the cluster to.

Valid values: A time in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) format.


  • Must be before the latest restorable time for the instance.

  • Must be specified if the UseLatestRestorableTime parameter is not provided.

  • Cannot be specified if the UseLatestRestorableTime parameter is true.

  • Cannot be specified if the RestoreType parameter is copy-on-write.

Example: 2015-03-07T23:45:00Z

Type: Timestamp

Required: No


The type of restore to be performed. You can specify one of the following values:

  • full-copy - The new DB cluster is restored as a full copy of the source DB cluster.

  • copy-on-write - The new DB cluster is restored as a clone of the source DB cluster.

Constraints: You can't specify copy-on-write if the engine version of the source DB cluster is earlier than 1.11.

If you don't specify a RestoreType value, then the new DB cluster is restored as a full copy of the source DB cluster.

Type: String

Required: No


The storage type to associate with the DB cluster.

For information on storage types for Amazon DocumentDB clusters, see Cluster storage configurations in the Amazon DocumentDB Developer Guide.

Valid values for storage type - standard | iopt1

Default value is standard

Type: String

Required: No


The tags to be assigned to the restored cluster.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No


A value that is set to true to restore the cluster to the latest restorable backup time, and false otherwise.

Default: false

Constraints: Cannot be specified if the RestoreToTime parameter is provided.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


A list of VPC security groups that the new cluster belongs to.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Detailed information about a cluster.

Type: DBCluster object


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


You already have a cluster with the given identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400


DBClusterIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The cluster can't be created because you have reached the maximum allowed quota of clusters.

HTTP Status Code: 403


DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing cluster snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404


DBSubnetGroupName doesn't refer to an existing subnet group.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The cluster doesn't have enough capacity for the current operation.

HTTP Status Code: 403


There is not enough storage available for the current action. You might be able to resolve this error by updating your subnet group to use different Availability Zones that have more storage available.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The provided value isn't a valid cluster snapshot state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The cluster isn't in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The state of the snapshot doesn't allow deletion.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You cannot restore from a virtual private cloud (VPC) backup to a non-VPC DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested subnet is not valid, or multiple subnets were requested that are not all in a common virtual private cloud (VPC).

HTTP Status Code: 400


The subnet group doesn't cover all Availability Zones after it is created because of changes that were made.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error occurred when accessing an AWS KMS key.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request would cause you to exceed the allowed amount of storage available across all instances.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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