Deleting a DynamoDB table backup - Amazon DynamoDB
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Deleting a DynamoDB table backup

This section describes how to use the Amazon Web Services Management Console or the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) to delete an Amazon DynamoDB table backup.


If you want to use the Amazon CLI, you have to configure it first. For more information, see Using the Amazon CLI.

Deleting a table backup (console)

The following procedure shows how to use the console to delete the MusicBackup that is created in the Backing up a DynamoDB table tutorial.

To delete a backup

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the DynamoDB console at

  2. In the navigation pane on the left side of the console, choose Backups.

  3. In the list of backups, choose MusicBackup.

                        Screenshot showing the MusicBackup with status as
  4. Choose Delete. Confirm that you want to delete the backup by typing delete and clicking Delete.

Deleting a table backup (Amazon CLI)

The following example deletes a backup for an existing table Music table using the Amazon CLI.

aws dynamodb delete-backup \ --backup-arn arn:aws:dynamodb:us-east-1:123456789012:table/Music/backup/01489602797149-73d8d5bc