AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteRDSInstanceSnapshot - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteRDSInstanceSnapshot runbook deletes the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instance snapshot you specify. Only snapshots in the available state are deleted. This runbook does not support deleting snapshots from Amazon Aurora database instances.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) 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.

  • DbSnapshotId

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The ID of the snapshot you want to delete.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to use the runbook successfully.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • rds:DeleteDBSnapshot

  • rds:DescribeDBSnapshots

Document Steps

  • aws:executeAwsApi - Gathers the state of the snapshot specified in the DbSnapshotId parameter.

  • aws:assertAwsResourceProperty - Confirms the state of the snapshot is available .

  • aws:executeAwsApi - Deletes the snapshot specified in the DbSnapshotId parameter.

  • aws:executeScript - Verifies the snapshot has been deleted.