AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates an application-level backup of a server. While the server is in the BACKING_UP state, the server cannot be changed, and no additional backup can be created.

Backups can be created for servers in RUNNING, HEALTHY, and UNHEALTHY states. By default, you can create a maximum of 50 manual backups.

This operation is asynchronous.

A LimitExceededException is thrown when the maximum number of manual backups is reached. An InvalidStateException is thrown when the server is not in any of the following states: RUNNING, HEALTHY, or UNHEALTHY. A ResourceNotFoundException is thrown when the server is not found. A ValidationException is thrown when parameters of the request are not valid.


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

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


public abstract CreateBackupResponse CreateBackup(
         CreateBackupRequest request
Type: Amazon.OpsWorksCM.Model.CreateBackupRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateBackup service method, as returned by OpsWorksCM.


InvalidStateException The resource is in a state that does not allow you to perform a specified action.
LimitExceededException The limit of servers or backups has been reached.
ResourceNotFoundException The requested resource does not exist, or access was denied.
ValidationException One or more of the provided request parameters are not valid.

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

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