You can call this operation to create a backup set for an instance.

This operation must meet the following requirements.

  • The instance is in the running state.
  • The instance does not have an ongoing backup task.
  • The number of backup sets that have been created for the instance on the day does not exceed 20.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required? Example Description
Action String Yes CreateBackup

The operation that you want to perform. Set this parameter to CreateBackup.

DBInstanceId String Yes rm-uf6wjk5xxxxxxx

The ID of the instance.

BackupMethod String No Physical

The backup type. Valid values:

  • Logical
  • Physical
  • Snapshot

Default value: Physical.

  • Set Physical option when backing up a MariaDB snapshot.
  • Logical backups can be performed only when the instance exists in a database.
BackupStrategy String No db

The backup policy. Valid values:

  • db: single-database backups.
  • instance: instance backups.
Note This parameter can be entered when MySQL logical backups or full physical backups for SQL Server are performed.
DBName String No rds_mysql

The list of databases. Separate multiple databases with commas (,).

Note This parameter can be entered when single-database logical backups for MySQL or single-database full physical backups for SQL Server are performed.
BackupType String No Auto

The backup method. Valid values:

  • Auto: indicates that full or incremental backups are selected automatically.
  • FullBackup

Default value: Auto.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
BackupJobId String 5073731

The ID of the backup task.

RequestId String 2C125605-266F-41CA-8AC5-3A643D4F42C5

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

http(s):// Action=CreateBackup
&<Common request parameters>

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Error codes

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