CancelLegalHold - Amazon Backup
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This action removes the specified legal hold on a recovery point. This action can only be performed by a user with sufficient permissions.

Request Syntax

DELETE /legal-holds/legalHoldId?cancelDescription=CancelDescription&retainRecordInDays=RetainRecordInDays HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


String describing the reason for removing the legal hold.

Required: Yes


Legal hold ID required to remove the specified legal hold on a recovery point.

Required: Yes


The integer amount in days specifying amount of days after this API operation to remove legal hold.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 201

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 201 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


Indicates that something is wrong with a parameter's value. For example, the value is out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Backup is already performing an action on this recovery point. It can't perform the action you requested until the first action finishes. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource that is required for the action doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request failed due to a temporary failure of the server.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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