CancelZonalShift - Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller
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Cancel a zonal shift in Amazon Route 53 Application Recovery Controller. To cancel the zonal shift, specify the zonal shift ID.

A zonal shift can be one that you've started for a resource in your Amazon Web Services account in an Amazon Web Services Region, or it can be a zonal shift started by a practice run with zonal autoshift.

Request Syntax

DELETE /zonalshifts/zonalShiftId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The internally-generated identifier of a zonal shift.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 6. Maximum length of 36.

Pattern: ^[A-Za-z0-9-]+$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "awayFrom": "string", "comment": "string", "expiryTime": number, "resourceIdentifier": "string", "startTime": number, "status": "string", "zonalShiftId": "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.


The Availability Zone (for example, use1-az1) that traffic is moved away from for a resource when you start a zonal shift. Until the zonal shift expires or you cancel it, traffic for the resource is instead moved to other Availability Zones in the Amazon Web Services Region.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 20.


A comment that you enter about the zonal shift. Only the latest comment is retained; no comment history is maintained. A new comment overwrites any existing comment string.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 128.


The expiry time (expiration time) for a customer-initiated zonal shift. A zonal shift is temporary and must be set to expire when you start the zonal shift. You can initially set a zonal shift to expire in a maximum of three days (72 hours). However, you can update a zonal shift to set a new expiration at any time.

When you start a zonal shift, you specify how long you want it to be active, which Route 53 ARC converts to an expiry time (expiration time). You can cancel a zonal shift when you're ready to restore traffic to the Availability Zone, or just wait for it to expire. Or you can update the zonal shift to specify another length of time to expire in.

Type: Timestamp


The identifier for the resource that Amazon shifts traffic for. The identifier is the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the resource.

At this time, supported resources are Network Load Balancers and Application Load Balancers with cross-zone load balancing turned off.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 8. Maximum length of 1024.


The time (UTC) when the zonal shift starts.

Type: Timestamp


A status for a zonal shift.

The Status for a zonal shift can have one of the following values:

  • ACTIVE: The zonal shift has been started and active.

  • EXPIRED: The zonal shift has expired (the expiry time was exceeded).

  • CANCELED: The zonal shift was canceled.

Type: String



The identifier of a zonal shift.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 6. Maximum length of 36.

Pattern: ^[A-Za-z0-9-]+$


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


You do not have sufficient access to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request could not be processed because of conflict in the current state of the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 409


There was an internal server error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The input requested a resource that was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied due to request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input fails to satisfy the constraints specified by an Amazon service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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