CreateDBClusterSnapshot - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Creates a snapshot of a DB cluster.

For more information on Amazon Aurora, see What is Amazon Aurora? in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

For more information on Multi-AZ DB clusters, see Multi-AZ DB cluster deployments in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The identifier of the DB cluster to create a snapshot for. This parameter isn't case-sensitive.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing DBCluster.

Example: my-cluster1

Type: String

Required: Yes


The identifier of the DB cluster snapshot. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.


  • Must contain from 1 to 63 letters, numbers, or hyphens.

  • First character must be a letter.

  • Can't end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens.

Example: my-cluster1-snapshot1

Type: String

Required: Yes


The tags to be assigned to the DB cluster snapshot.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Contains the details for an Amazon RDS DB cluster snapshot

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBClusterSnapshots action.

Type: DBClusterSnapshot object


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


DBClusterIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The user already has a DB cluster snapshot with the given identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The supplied value isn't a valid DB cluster snapshot state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested operation can't be performed while the cluster is in this state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request would result in the user exceeding the allowed number of DB snapshots.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of CreateDBClusterSnapshot.

Sample Request ?Action=CreateDBClusterSnapshot &DBClusterIdentifier=sample-cluster &DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier=sample-cluster-snapshot &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20150318/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20150318T205321Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=9573ced573a41cdec8e2ef1d9b5235a141f97ae30b4469fc9b0f16149399c4bf

Sample Response

<CreateDBClusterSnapshotResponse xmlns=""> <CreateDBClusterSnapshotResult> <DBClusterSnapshot> <Port>0</Port> <Engine>aurora</Engine> <Status>creating</Status> <SnapshotType>manual</SnapshotType> <LicenseModel>aurora</LicenseModel> <DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier>sample-cluster-snapshot</DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier> <SnapshotCreateTime>2015-03-18T20:53:22.523Z</SnapshotCreateTime> <DBClusterIdentifier>sample-cluster</DBClusterIdentifier> <VpcId>vpc-3faffe54</VpcId> <ClusterCreateTime>2015-03-06T22:11:13.826Z</ClusterCreateTime> <PercentProgress>0</PercentProgress> <AllocatedStorage>1</AllocatedStorage> <MasterUsername>awsuser</MasterUsername> </DBClusterSnapshot> </CreateDBClusterSnapshotResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>d070d0d2-cea0-11e4-8c88-8351226c8c92</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreateDBClusterSnapshotResponse>

See Also

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