AWS-CreateRdsSnapshot - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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Create an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) snapshot for an Amazon RDS instance.

Run this Automation (console)

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Description: (Optional) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf. If no role is specified, Systems Manager Automation uses the permissions of the user that starts this runbook.

  • DBInstanceIdentifier

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The DBInstanceId ID of the RDS Instance to create Snapshot from.

  • DBSnapshotIdentifier

    Type: String

    Description: (Optional) The DBSnapshotIdentifier ID of the RDS snapshot to create.

  • InstanceTags

    Type: String

    Description: (Optional) Tags to create for instance.

  • SnapshotTags

    Type: String

    Description: (Optional) Tags to create for snapshot.

Document Steps

createRDSSnapshot – Creates the RDS snapshot and returns the snapshot ID.

verifyRDSSnapshot – Checks that the snapshot created in the previous step exists.


createRDSSnapshot.SnapshotId – The ID of the created snapshot.