DeleteBackup - OpsWorks


Deletes a backup. You can delete both manual and automated backups. This operation is asynchronous.

An InvalidStateException is thrown when a backup deletion is already in progress. A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when the backup does not exist. A ValidationException is thrown when parameters of the request are not valid.

Request Syntax

{ "BackupId": "string" }

Request Parameters

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

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID of the backup to delete. Run the DescribeBackups command to get a list of backup IDs. Backup IDs are in the format ServerName-yyyyMMddHHmmssSSS.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 79.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9\-\.\:]*

Required: Yes

Response Elements

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


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


The resource is in a state that does not allow you to perform a specified action.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested resource does not exist, or access was denied.

HTTP Status Code: 400


One or more of the provided request parameters are not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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