AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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This operation initiates a job of the specified type, which can be a select, an archival retrieval, or a vault retrieval. For more information about using this operation, see the documentation for the underlying REST API Initiate a Job.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to InitiateJobAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Glacier
Assembly: AWSSDK.Glacier.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual InitiateJobResponse InitiateJob(
         InitiateJobRequest request
Type: Amazon.Glacier.Model.InitiateJobRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the InitiateJob service method.

Return Value
The response from the InitiateJob service method, as returned by Glacier.


InsufficientCapacityException Returned if there is insufficient capacity to process this expedited request. This error only applies to expedited retrievals and not to standard or bulk retrievals.
InvalidParameterValueException Returned if a parameter of the request is incorrectly specified.
MissingParameterValueException Returned if a required header or parameter is missing from the request.
PolicyEnforcedException Returned if a retrieval job would exceed the current data policy's retrieval rate limit. For more information about data retrieval policies,
ResourceNotFoundException Returned if the specified resource (such as a vault, upload ID, or job ID) doesn't exist.
ServiceUnavailableException Returned if the service cannot complete the request.


The example initiates an inventory-retrieval job for the vault named examplevault.

To initiate an inventory-retrieval job

var response = client.InitiateJob(new InitiateJobRequest 
    AccountId = "-",
    JobParameters = new JobParameters {
        Description = "My inventory job",
        Format = "CSV",
        SNSTopic = "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:111111111111:Glacier-InventoryRetrieval-topic-Example",
        Type = "inventory-retrieval"
    VaultName = "examplevault"

string jobId = response.JobId;
string location = response.Location;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms