UpdateContinuousBackups - Amazon DynamoDB
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UpdateContinuousBackups enables or disables point in time recovery for the specified table. A successful UpdateContinuousBackups call returns the current ContinuousBackupsDescription. Continuous backups are ENABLED on all tables at table creation. If point in time recovery is enabled, PointInTimeRecoveryStatus will be set to ENABLED.

Once continuous backups and point in time recovery are enabled, you can restore to any point in time within EarliestRestorableDateTime and LatestRestorableDateTime.

LatestRestorableDateTime is typically 5 minutes before the current time. You can restore your table to any point in time during the last 35 days.

Request Syntax

{ "PointInTimeRecoverySpecification": { "PointInTimeRecoveryEnabled": boolean }, "TableName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


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


Represents the settings used to enable point in time recovery.

Type: PointInTimeRecoverySpecification object

Required: Yes


The name of the table. You can also provide the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the table in this parameter.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ContinuousBackupsDescription": { "ContinuousBackupsStatus": "string", "PointInTimeRecoveryDescription": { "EarliestRestorableDateTime": number, "LatestRestorableDateTime": number, "PointInTimeRecoveryStatus": "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.


Represents the continuous backups and point in time recovery settings on the table.

Type: ContinuousBackupsDescription object


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


Backups have not yet been enabled for this table.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


A source table with the name TableName does not currently exist within the subscriber's account or the subscriber is operating in the wrong Amazon Region.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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