Deleting a backup - Amazon ElastiCache for Redis
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Deleting a backup

An automatic backup is automatically deleted when its retention limit expires. If you delete a cluster, all of its automatic backups are also deleted. If you delete a replication group, all of the automatic backups from the clusters in that group are also deleted.

ElastiCache provides a deletion API operation that lets you delete a backup at any time, regardless of whether the backup was created automatically or manually. Because manual backups don't have a retention limit, manual deletion is the only way to remove them.

You can delete a backup using the ElastiCache console, the Amazon CLI, or the ElastiCache API.

The following procedure deletes a backup using the ElastiCache console.

To delete a backup

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the ElastiCache console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/elasticache/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Backups.

    The Backups screen appears with a list of your backups.

  3. Choose the box to the left of the name of the backup you want to delete.

  4. Choose Delete.

  5. If you want to delete this backup, choose Delete on the Delete Backup confirmation screen. The status changes to deleting.

Use the delete-snapshot Amazon CLI operation with the following parameter to delete a backup.

  • --snapshot-name – Name of the backup to be deleted.

The following code deletes the backup myBackup.

aws elasticache delete-snapshot --snapshot-name myBackup

For more information, see delete-snapshot in the Amazon CLI Command Reference.

Use the DeleteSnapshot API operation with the following parameter to delete a backup.

  • SnapshotName – Name of the backup to be deleted.

The following code deletes the backup myBackup.

https://elasticache.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DeleteSnapshot &SignatureVersion=4 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SnapshotId=myBackup &Timestamp=20150202T192317Z &Version=2015-02-02 &X-Amz-Credential=<credential>

For more information, see DeleteSnapshot in the Amazon ElastiCache API Reference.