Amazon DocumentDB
Developer Guide

Back Up and Restore: Nouns and Verbs

Noun Description APIs (Verbs)

Backup retention period

A period of time between 1 and 35 days for which you can perform a point-in-time restore.

create-db-cluster

modify-db-cluster

restore-db-cluster-to-point-in-time

Amazon DocumentDB storage volume

Highly available, Multi-AZ storage for Amazon DocumentDB clusters.

create-db-cluster

delete-db-cluster

Backup window

Period of time in the day in which automatic snapshots are taken.

create-db-cluster

describe-db-cluster

modify-db-cluster

Automatic snapshot

Daily snapshots that are full backups of cluster and are automatically created by the continuous backup process in Amazon DocumentDB.

restore-db-cluster-from-snapshot

describe-db-cluster-snapshot-attributes

describe-db-cluster-snapshots

Manual snapshot

Snapshots you create manually to retain full backups of a cluster beyond the backup period.

create-db-cluster-snapshot

copy-db-cluster-snapshot

delete-db-cluster-snapshot

describe-db-cluster-snapshot-attributes

describe-db-cluster-snapshots

modify-db-cluster-snapshot-attribute