CreateBackupVault - Amazon Backup
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Creates a logical container where backups are stored. A CreateBackupVault request includes a name, optionally one or more resource tags, an encryption key, and a request ID.


Do not include sensitive data, such as passport numbers, in the name of a backup vault.

Request Syntax

PUT /backup-vaults/backupVaultName HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "BackupVaultTags": { "string" : "string" }, "CreatorRequestId": "string", "EncryptionKeyArn": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of a logical container where backups are stored. Backup vaults are identified by names that are unique to the account used to create them and the Amazon Region where they are created. They consist of letters, numbers, and hyphens.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9\-\_]{2,50}$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Metadata that you can assign to help organize the resources that you create. Each tag is a key-value pair.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


A unique string that identifies the request and allows failed requests to be retried without the risk of running the operation twice. This parameter is optional.

If used, this parameter must contain 1 to 50 alphanumeric or '-_.' characters.

Type: String

Required: No


The server-side encryption key that is used to protect your backups; for example, arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "BackupVaultArn": "string", "BackupVaultName": "string", "CreationDate": number }

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.


An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a backup vault; for example, arn:aws:backup:us-east-1:123456789012:vault:aBackupVault.

Type: String


The name of a logical container where backups are stored. Backup vaults are identified by names that are unique to the account used to create them and the Region where they are created. They consist of lowercase letters, numbers, and hyphens.

Type: String

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9\-\_]{2,50}$


The date and time a backup vault is created, in Unix format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The value of CreationDate is accurate to milliseconds. For example, the value 1516925490.087 represents Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11:30.087 AM.

Type: Timestamp


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


The required resource already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


A limit in the request has been exceeded; for example, a maximum number of items allowed in a request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

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: