Creates a temporary instance.

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

Before you call this operation, make sure that the following requirements are met:

  • The instance runs SQL Server 2008 R2.
  • The instance is in the running state.
  • The instance does not have ongoing migration tasks.
  • The last creation of a backup set is completed.
    Note After a temporary instance is created, accounts and databases inherit 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 the value to CreateTempDBInstance.

DBInstanceId String Yes rm-uf6wjk5xxxxxxx

The ID of the instance.

BackupId Integer No 603524168

The ID of the backup set.

Note You must specify the BackupId or RestoreTime parameter.
RestoreTime String No 2011-06-11T16:00:00Z

The specified point in time within the backup retention period. Specify the time in the ISO 8601 standard in the yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ format. The time must be in UTC.

  • The time can be set to a point in time within the past seven days and must be more than 30 minutes earlier than the current time. The default time zone is UTC.
  • You must specify the BackupId or RestoreTime parameter.

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>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

    "RequestId": "248DE93F-8647-4B9D-8287-4A4A0FE56AD5",
    "TempDBInstanceId": "sub138xxxxx_juxxxxx"

Error codes

HttpCode Error code Error message Description
403 OperationDenied.TempDBInstanceExists The operation is not permitted due to temp instance exist. This message returned because the temporary instance already exists.

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