[ aws . backup ]



Recovers the saved resource identified by an Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--recovery-point-arn <value>
--metadata <value>
--iam-role-arn <value>
[--idempotency-token <value>]
[--resource-type <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--recovery-point-arn (string)

An ARN that uniquely identifies a recovery point; for example, arn:aws:backup:us-east-1:123456789012:recovery-point:1EB3B5E7-9EB0-435A-A80B-108B488B0D45 .

--metadata (map)

A set of metadata key-value pairs. Contains information, such as a resource name, required to restore a recovery point.

You can get configuration metadata about a resource at the time it was backed up by calling GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata . However, values in addition to those provided by GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata might be required to restore a resource. For example, you might need to provide a new resource name if the original already exists.

You need to specify specific metadata to restore an Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) instance:

  • file-system-id : The ID of the Amazon EFS file system that is backed up by AWS Backup. Returned in GetRecoveryPointRestoreMetadata .

  • Encrypted : A Boolean value that, if true, specifies that the file system is encrypted. If KmsKeyId is specified, Encrypted must be set to true .

  • KmsKeyId : Specifies the AWS KMS key that is used to encrypt the restored file system. You can specify a key from another AWS account provided that key it is properly shared with your account via AWS KMS.

  • PerformanceMode : Specifies the throughput mode of the file system.

  • CreationToken : A user-supplied value that ensures the uniqueness (idempotency) of the request.

  • newFileSystem : A Boolean value that, if true, specifies that the recovery point is restored to a new Amazon EFS file system.

  • ItemsToRestore : An array of one to five strings where each string is a file path. Use ItemsToRestore to restore specific files or directories rather than the entire file system. This parameter is optional. For example, "itemsToRestore":"[\"/my.test\"]" .

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--iam-role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that AWS Backup uses to create the target recovery point; for example, arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/S3Access .

--idempotency-token (string)

A customer chosen string that can be used to distinguish between calls to StartRestoreJob .

--resource-type (string)

Starts a job to restore a recovery point for one of the following resources:

  • DynamoDB for Amazon DynamoDB

  • EBS for Amazon Elastic Block Store

  • EC2 for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

  • EFS for Amazon Elastic File System

  • RDS for Amazon Relational Database Service

  • Aurora for Amazon Aurora

  • Storage Gateway for AWS Storage Gateway

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


RestoreJobId -> (string)

Uniquely identifies the job that restores a recovery point.