DescribeBackupPolicy - Amazon Elastic File System


Returns the backup policy for the specified EFS file system.

Request Syntax

GET /2015-02-01/file-systems/FileSystemId/backup-policy HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Specifies which EFS file system to retrieve the BackupPolicy for.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^(arn:aws[-a-z]*:elasticfilesystem:[0-9a-z-:]+:file-system/fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40}|fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40})$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "BackupPolicy": { "Status": "string" } }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Describes the file system's backup policy, indicating whether automatic backups are turned on or off.

Type: BackupPolicy object



Returned if the request is malformed or contains an error such as an invalid parameter value or a missing required parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Returned if the specified FileSystemId value doesn't exist in the requester's AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Returned if an error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Returned if the default file system policy is in effect for the EFS file system specified.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Returned if the AWS Backup service is not available in the AWS Region in which the request was made.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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