StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Enables replication of automated backups to a different Amazon Web Services Region.

This command doesn't apply to RDS Custom.

For more information, see Replicating Automated Backups to Another Amazon Web Services Region in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Request Parameters

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


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the source DB instance for the replicated automated backups, for example, arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:db:mydatabase.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The retention period for the replicated automated backups.

Type: Integer

Required: No


The Amazon KMS key identifier for encryption of the replicated automated backups. The KMS key ID is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the KMS encryption key in the destination Amazon Web Services Region, for example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:123456789012:key/AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE.

Type: String

Required: No


In an Amazon GovCloud (US) Region, an URL that contains a Signature Version 4 signed request for the StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication operation to call in the Amazon Web Services Region of the source DB instance. The presigned URL must be a valid request for the StartDBInstanceAutomatedBackupsReplication API operation that can run in the Amazon Web Services Region that contains the source DB instance.

This setting applies only to Amazon GovCloud (US) Regions. It's ignored in other Amazon Web Services Regions.

To learn how to generate a Signature Version 4 signed request, see Authenticating Requests: Using Query Parameters (Amazon Signature Version 4) and Signature Version 4 Signing Process.


If you are using an Amazon SDK tool or the Amazon CLI, you can specify SourceRegion (or --source-region for the Amazon CLI) instead of specifying PreSignedUrl manually. Specifying SourceRegion autogenerates a presigned URL that is a valid request for the operation that can run in the source Amazon Web Services Region.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


An automated backup of a DB instance. It consists of system backups, transaction logs, and the database instance properties that existed at the time you deleted the source instance.

Type: DBInstanceAutomatedBackup object


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


The quota for retained automated backups was exceeded. This prevents you from retaining any additional automated backups. The retained automated backups quota is the same as your DB instance quota.

HTTP Status Code: 400


DBInstanceIdentifier doesn't refer to an existing DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The DB instance isn't in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error occurred accessing an Amazon KMS key.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified StorageType can't be associated with the DB instance.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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