AWS SDK for Ruby
Developer Guide

Creating a Snapshot of an Amazon RDS Instance

The following example creates a snapshot for the Amazon RDS instance represented by instance_name in the us-west-2 region.

Note

If your instance is a member of a cluster, you can't create a snapshot of the instance. Instead, you must create a snapshot of the cluster (see Creating a Snapshot of an Amazon RDS Cluster).

require 'aws-sdk-rds' # v2: require 'aws-sdk' rds = Aws::RDS::Resource.new(region: 'us-west-2') instance = rds.db_instance(instance_name) date = Time.new date_time = date.year.to_s + '-' + date.month.to_s + '-' + date.day.to_s + '-' + date.hour.to_s + '-' + date.min.to_s id = instance_name + '-' + date_time instance.create_snapshot({db_snapshot_identifier: id}) puts "Created snapshot #{id}"