Creating a Manual Cluster Snapshot - Amazon DocumentDB

Creating a Manual Cluster Snapshot

You can create a manual snapshot using either the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. The amount of time it takes to create a snapshot varies with the size of your databases. When you create a snapshot, you must do the following:

  1. Identify which cluster to back up.

  2. Give your snapshot a name. This allows you to restore from it later.

Create a Cluster Snapshot Using the AWS Management Console

To create a manual snapshot using the AWS Management Console, you can follow either method below.

  1. Method 1:

    1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and open the Amazon DocumentDB console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/docdb.

    2. In the navigation pane, choose Snapshots.

      Tip

      If you don't see the navigation pane on the left side of your screen, choose the menu icon () in the upper-left corner of the page.

    3. On the Snapshots page, choose Create.

    4. On the Create cluster snapshot page:

      1. Cluster identifier — From the drop-down list of clusters, choose the cluster that you want to create a snapshot of.

      2. Snapshot identifier — Enter a name for your snapshot.

        Snapshot naming constraints:

        • Length is [1–63] letters, numbers, or hyphens.

        • First character must be a letter.

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

        • Must be unique for all clusters (across Amazon RDS, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon DocumentDB) per AWS account, per Region.

      3. Choose Create.

  2. Method 2:

    1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and open the Amazon DocumentDB console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/docdb.

    2. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters.

      Tip

      If you don't see the navigation pane on the left side of your screen, choose the menu icon () in the upper-left corner of the page.

    3. On the Clusters page, choose the button to the left of the cluster that you want to snapshot.

    4. From the Actions menu, choose Take snapshot.

    5. On the Create cluster snapshot page:

      1. Snapshot identifier — Enter a name for your snapshot.

        Snapshot naming constraints:

        • Length is [1–63] letters, numbers, or hyphens.

        • First character must be a letter.

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

        • Must be unique for all clusters (across Amazon RDS, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon DocumentDB) per AWS account, per Region.

      2. Choose Create.

Create a Cluster Snapshot Using the AWS CLI

To create a cluster snapshot using the AWS CLI, use the create-db-cluster-snapshot operation with the following parameters.

Parameters

  • --db-cluster-identifier — Required. The name of the cluster that you are taking a snapshot of. This cluster must exist and be available.

  • --db-cluster-snapshot-identifier — Required. The name of the manual snapshot that you are creating.

The following example creates a snapshot named sample-cluster-snapshot for a cluster named sample-cluster.

For Linux, macOS, or Unix:

aws docdb create-db-cluster-snapshot \ --db-cluster-identifier sample-cluster \ --db-cluster-snapshot-identifier sample-cluster-snapshot

For Windows:

aws docdb create-db-cluster-snapshot ^ --db-cluster-identifier sample-cluster ^ --db-cluster-snapshot-identifier sample-cluster-snapshot

Output from this operation looks something like the following.

{ "DBClusterSnapshot": { "AvailabilityZones": [ "us-east-1a", "us-east-1b", "us-east-1c" ], "DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier": "sample-cluster-snapshot", "DBClusterIdentifier": "sample-cluster", "SnapshotCreateTime": "2020-04-24T04:59:08.475Z", "Engine": "docdb", "Status": "creating", "Port": 0, "VpcId": "vpc-abc0123", "ClusterCreateTime": "2020-01-10T22:13:38.261Z", "MasterUsername": "master-user", "EngineVersion": "4.0.0", "SnapshotType": "manual", "PercentProgress": 0, "StorageEncrypted": true, "KmsKeyId": "arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:<accountID>:key/sample-key", "DBClusterSnapshotArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:<accountID>:cluster-snapshot:sample-cluster-snapshot" } }