Creating a backup

Last Updated: May 27, 2016


Creates backups. Up to 10 backups can be created for an instance in a single day.The following conditions must be met, or backup creation will fail:

  • The instance is active
  • The last backup has been completed

Request parameters

Name Type Required? Description
Action String Yes Required parameter. Value: CreateBackup
DBInstanceId String Yes Instance ID
BackupMethod String No Logical: logical backup; Physical: physical backup. The default value is Physical. Logical backup does not support instances without databases. SQLServer only supports physical backup
BackupStrategy String No Range of logical backup. Values: db (single-database backup) and instance (instance backup). This parameter is valid only when BackupMethod is Logical
DBName String No Name of the database for single-database logical backup. This parameter is valid only when BackupMethod is Logical and BackupStrategy is db
BackupType String No Auto: determines whether it is a full backup or an incremental backup through automatic calculation; FullBackup: indicates a full backup. The default value is Auto

Return parameters

Name Type Description
<Public Return Parameters> - For details, refer to the Appendix


  • Request example
  1. CreateBackup
  2. &DBInstanceId=riauvjz6zajfiq6ba1370329449201
  3. &<Public Request Parameters>
  • Return example

XML format:

  1. <CreateBackupResponse>
  2. <RequestId>DA147739-AEAD-4417-9089-65E9B1D8240D</RequestId>
  3. </CreateBackupResponse>

JSON format:

  1. {
  2. "RequestId":"DA147739-AEAD-4417-9089-65E9B1D8240D"
  3. }
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