You can call this operation to create temporary instances.

You can create a temporary instance based on a backup set or a time point within the past seven days.

This operation must meet the following requirements:

  • The instance uses the SQL Server 2012 or 2016 Basic Edition or SQL Server 2008 R2 engine.
  • The instance is in the running state.
  • The instance does not have an ongoing migration task.
  • The last creation of a backup set is completed.
Note When a temporary instance is created, accounts and databases inherit the data in the backup set.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required? Example Description
Action String Yes CreateTempDBInstance

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

DBInstanceId String Yes rm-uf6wjk5xxxxxxx

The ID of the instance

BackupId Integer No 603524168

The ID of the backup set.

Note At least one of the BackupId and RestoreTime parameters is entered.
RestoreTime String No 2011-06-11T16:00:00Z

The specified point in time within the backup retention period. Format: yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ.

  • The time can be set to any point in time within the past seven days which is more than 30 minutes earlier than the current time. The default time zone is UTC.
  • At least one of the BackupId and RestoreTime parameters is entered.
AccessKeyId String No LTAIfCxxxxxxx

The AccessKey ID issued by Alibaba Cloud for users to access services.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
TempDBInstanceId String sub138xxxxx_rm-xxxxx

The ID of the temporary instance.

RequestId String 248DE93F-8647-4B9D-8287-4A4A0FE56AD5

The ID of the request.


Sample requests

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

Successful response examples

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Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
403 OperationDenied.TempDBInstanceExists The operation is not permitted due to temp instance exist. The error message returned when the temporary instance already exists.

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