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ApsaraDB for MongoDB:DescribeBackupDBs

Last Updated:Nov 06, 2023

Queries the databases at a specified time or contained in a specified backup set before restoring a database for an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.

Operation Description


You can call the CreateDBInstance operation to restore a database for an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance. For more information, see Restore one or more databases of an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance.

Before you call this operation, make sure that the ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance meets the following requirements:

  • The instance was created after March 26, 2019.
  • The instance is located in the China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), or Singapore (Singapore) region. Other regions are not supported.
  • The instance is a replica set instance.
  • The version of the database engine is 3.4, 4.0, or 4.2.
  • The storage engine of the instance is WiredTiger.


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Authorization information

The following table shows the authorization information corresponding to the API. The authorization information can be used in the Action policy element to grant a RAM user or RAM role the permissions to call this API operation. Description:

  • Operation: the value that you can use in the Action element to specify the operation on a resource.
  • Access level: the access level of each operation. The levels are read, write, and list.
  • Resource type: the type of the resource on which you can authorize the RAM user or the RAM role to perform the operation. Take note of the following items:
    • The required resource types are displayed in bold characters.
    • If the permissions cannot be granted at the resource level, All Resources is used in the Resource type column of the operation.
  • Condition Key: the condition key that is defined by the cloud service.
  • Associated operation: other operations that the RAM user or the RAM role must have permissions to perform to complete the operation. To complete the operation, the RAM user or the RAM role must have the permissions to perform the associated operations.
OperationAccess levelResource typeCondition keyAssociated operation
  • DBInstance

Request parameters


The number of the page to return. The value of this parameter must be an integer that is greater than 0. Default value: 1.


The number of entries to return on each page. Default value: 30. Valid values: 30, 50, and 100.


The ID of the source instance.


The point in time to which the instance is restored. Specify the time in the yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ format. The time must be in UTC.

  • The time can be a point in time within the past seven days. The time must be earlier than the current time, but later than the time when the instance was created.
  • You must specify one of the RestoreTime and BackupId parameters.
  • 2019-08-22T12:00:00Z

    The ID of the backup set.

  • You can call the DescribeBackups operation to query the backup ID.
  • You must specify one of the RestoreTime and BackupId parameters.
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    The ID of the resource group.


    Response parameters


    The number of returned databases.

    Databasesobject []

    Details about the databases.


    The name of the database.


    The ID of the request.


    The number of entries returned per page.


    The page number of the returned page.



    Sample success responses


      "TotalCount": 5,
      "Databases": {
        "Database": [
            "DBName": "mongodbtest"
      "RequestId": "1AF0AD89-ED4F-44AD-B65F-BFC1D5CD9455",
      "PageSize": 30,
      "PageNumber": 1

    Error codes

    HTTP status codeError codeError messageDescription
    400InvalidMeta.WrongFormatMeta information is wrong formatter.-
    400InvalidRestoreTime.FormatSpecified restore time is not valid.The specified RestoreTime value is invalid.
    403InvalidDBNameThe specified database name is not allowed.The specified database name is invalid.
    403InvalidMeta.TooLargeMeta information is too large.The metadata is too large.
    403SingleDBRestore.BackupSetNotSupportThis backup set do not support this operation.Single-database recovery is not supported for the specified time point or backup file.
    403IncorrectDBInstanceTypeCurrent DB instance type does not support this operation.This operation is not supported for the specified instance type.
    403IncorrectEngineVersionCurrent engine version does not support operations.-
    403InvalidBackupLogStatusCurrent backup log enable status does not support this operation.The operation is not supported when log backup is enabled.
    403IncorrectBackupSetStateCurrent backup set state does not support operations..-
    404InvalidBackupSetID.NotFoundSpecifiedbackup set ID does not exist.-
    404InvalidBackup.NotFoundTheavailable backup does not exist in recovery time.No backup set is available during the specified recovery period.

    For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.

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