[ aws . docdb ]



Returns information about cluster snapshots. This API operation supports pagination.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-db-cluster-snapshots is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: DBClusterSnapshots


[--db-cluster-identifier <value>]
[--db-cluster-snapshot-identifier <value>]
[--snapshot-type <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--include-shared | --no-include-shared]
[--include-public | --no-include-public]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--db-cluster-identifier (string)

The ID of the cluster to retrieve the list of cluster snapshots for. This parameter can’t be used with the DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier parameter. This parameter is not case sensitive.


  • If provided, must match the identifier of an existing DBCluster .

--db-cluster-snapshot-identifier (string)

A specific cluster snapshot identifier to describe. This parameter can’t be used with the DBClusterIdentifier parameter. This value is stored as a lowercase string.


  • If provided, must match the identifier of an existing DBClusterSnapshot .
  • If this identifier is for an automated snapshot, the SnapshotType parameter must also be specified.

--snapshot-type (string)

The type of cluster snapshots to be returned. You can specify one of the following values:

  • automated - Return all cluster snapshots that Amazon DocumentDB has automatically created for your Amazon Web Services account.
  • manual - Return all cluster snapshots that you have manually created for your Amazon Web Services account.
  • shared - Return all manual cluster snapshots that have been shared to your Amazon Web Services account.
  • public - Return all cluster snapshots that have been marked as public.

If you don’t specify a SnapshotType value, then both automated and manual cluster snapshots are returned. You can include shared cluster snapshots with these results by setting the IncludeShared parameter to true . You can include public cluster snapshots with these results by setting the``IncludePublic`` parameter to true .

The IncludeShared and IncludePublic parameters don’t apply for SnapshotType values of manual or automated . The IncludePublic parameter doesn’t apply when SnapshotType is set to shared . The IncludeShared parameter doesn’t apply when SnapshotType is set to public .

--filters (list)

This parameter is not currently supported.


A named set of filter values, used to return a more specific list of results. You can use a filter to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as IDs.

Wildcards are not supported in filters.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case sensitive.

Values -> (list)

One or more filter values. Filter values are case sensitive.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--include-shared | --no-include-shared (boolean)

Set to true to include shared manual cluster snapshots from other Amazon Web Services accounts that this Amazon Web Services account has been given permission to copy or restore, and otherwise false . The default is false .

--include-public | --no-include-public (boolean)

Set to true to include manual cluster snapshots that are public and can be copied or restored by any Amazon Web Services account, and otherwise false . The default is false .

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To describe Amazon DocumentDB snapshots

The following describe-db-cluster-snapshots example displays details for the Amazon DocumentDB snapshot sample-cluster-snapshot.

aws docdb describe-db-cluster-snapshots \
    --db-cluster-snapshot-identifier sample-cluster-snapshot


    "DBClusterSnapshots": [
            "AvailabilityZones": [
            "Status": "available",
            "DBClusterSnapshotArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-west-2:123456789012:cluster-snapshot:sample-cluster-snapshot",
            "SnapshotCreateTime": "2019-03-15T20:41:26.515Z",
            "SnapshotType": "manual",
            "DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier": "sample-cluster-snapshot",
            "DBClusterIdentifier": "sample-cluster",
            "MasterUsername": "master-user",
            "StorageEncrypted": false,
            "VpcId": "vpc-91280df6",
            "EngineVersion": "3.6.0",
            "PercentProgress": 100,
            "Port": 0,
            "Engine": "docdb",
            "ClusterCreateTime": "2019-03-15T20:29:58.836Z"

For more information, see DescribeDBClusterSnapshots in the Amazon DocumentDB Developer Guide.


Marker -> (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .

DBClusterSnapshots -> (list)

Provides a list of cluster snapshots.


Detailed information about a cluster snapshot.

AvailabilityZones -> (list)

Provides the list of Amazon EC2 Availability Zones that instances in the cluster snapshot can be restored in.


DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the identifier for the cluster snapshot.

DBClusterIdentifier -> (string)

Specifies the cluster identifier of the cluster that this cluster snapshot was created from.

SnapshotCreateTime -> (timestamp)

Provides the time when the snapshot was taken, in UTC.

Engine -> (string)

Specifies the name of the database engine.

Status -> (string)

Specifies the status of this cluster snapshot.

Port -> (integer)

Specifies the port that the cluster was listening on at the time of the snapshot.

VpcId -> (string)

Provides the virtual private cloud (VPC) ID that is associated with the cluster snapshot.

ClusterCreateTime -> (timestamp)

Specifies the time when the cluster was created, in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).

MasterUsername -> (string)

Provides the master user name for the cluster snapshot.

EngineVersion -> (string)

Provides the version of the database engine for this cluster snapshot.

SnapshotType -> (string)

Provides the type of the cluster snapshot.

PercentProgress -> (integer)

Specifies the percentage of the estimated data that has been transferred.

StorageEncrypted -> (boolean)

Specifies whether the cluster snapshot is encrypted.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

If StorageEncrypted is true , the KMS key identifier for the encrypted cluster snapshot.

DBClusterSnapshotArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the cluster snapshot.

SourceDBClusterSnapshotArn -> (string)

If the cluster snapshot was copied from a source cluster snapshot, the ARN for the source cluster snapshot; otherwise, a null value.