Backup / Client / start_restore_job



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

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.start_restore_job(
        'string': 'string'
  • RecoveryPointArn (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 (dict) –


    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 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 Amazon Web Services KMS key that is used to encrypt the restored file system. You can specify a key from another Amazon Web Services account provided that key it is properly shared with your account via Amazon Web Services 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\"]".

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

  • IamRoleArn (string) – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM role that Backup uses to create the target resource; for example: arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/S3Access.

  • IdempotencyToken (string) – A customer-chosen string that you can use to distinguish between otherwise identical calls to StartRestoreJob. Retrying a successful request with the same idempotency token results in a success message with no action taken.

  • ResourceType (string) –

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

    • Aurora for Amazon Aurora

    • DocumentDB for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

    • CloudFormation for CloudFormation

    • DynamoDB for Amazon DynamoDB

    • EBS for Amazon Elastic Block Store

    • EC2 for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

    • EFS for Amazon Elastic File System

    • FSx for Amazon FSx

    • Neptune for Amazon Neptune

    • RDS for Amazon Relational Database Service

    • Redshift for Amazon Redshift

    • Storage Gateway for Storage Gateway

    • S3 for Amazon S3

    • Timestream for Amazon Timestream

    • VirtualMachine for virtual machines

  • CopySourceTagsToRestoredResource (boolean) –

    This is an optional parameter. If this equals True, tags included in the backup will be copied to the restored resource.

    This can only be applied to backups created through Backup.

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Response Syntax

    'RestoreJobId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • RestoreJobId (string) –

      Uniquely identifies the job that restores a recovery point.