Amazon DynamoDB
API Reference
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DeleteBackup

Deletes an existing backup of a table.

You can call DeleteBackup at a maximum rate of 10 times per second.

Request Syntax

{ "BackupArn": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Note

In the following list, the required parameters are described first.

BackupArn

The ARN associated with the backup.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 37. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "BackupDescription": { "BackupDetails": { "BackupArn": "string", "BackupCreationDateTime": number, "BackupExpiryDateTime": number, "BackupName": "string", "BackupSizeBytes": number, "BackupStatus": "string", "BackupType": "string" }, "SourceTableDetails": { "BillingMode": "string", "ItemCount": number, "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "ProvisionedThroughput": { "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number }, "TableArn": "string", "TableCreationDateTime": number, "TableId": "string", "TableName": "string", "TableSizeBytes": number }, "SourceTableFeatureDetails": { "GlobalSecondaryIndexes": [ { "IndexName": "string", "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "Projection": { "NonKeyAttributes": [ "string" ], "ProjectionType": "string" }, "ProvisionedThroughput": { "ReadCapacityUnits": number, "WriteCapacityUnits": number } } ], "LocalSecondaryIndexes": [ { "IndexName": "string", "KeySchema": [ { "AttributeName": "string", "KeyType": "string" } ], "Projection": { "NonKeyAttributes": [ "string" ], "ProjectionType": "string" } } ], "SSEDescription": { "InaccessibleEncryptionDateTime": number, "KMSMasterKeyArn": "string", "SSEType": "string", "Status": "string" }, "StreamDescription": { "StreamEnabled": boolean, "StreamViewType": "string" }, "TimeToLiveDescription": { "AttributeName": "string", "TimeToLiveStatus": "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.

BackupDescription

Contains the description of the backup created for the table.

Type: BackupDescription object

Errors

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

BackupInUseException

There is another ongoing conflicting backup control plane operation on the table. The backup is either being created, deleted or restored to a table.

HTTP Status Code: 400

BackupNotFoundException

Backup not found for the given BackupARN.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InternalServerError

An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

LimitExceededException

There is no limit to the number of daily on-demand backups that can be taken.

Up to 50 simultaneous table operations are allowed per account. These operations include CreateTable, UpdateTable, DeleteTable,UpdateTimeToLive, RestoreTableFromBackup, and RestoreTableToPointInTime.

The only exception is when you are creating a table with one or more secondary indexes. You can have up to 25 such requests running at a time; however, if the table or index specifications are complex, DynamoDB might temporarily reduce the number of concurrent operations.

There is a soft account limit of 256 tables.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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