Description

The Create DynamoDB Backups action can be used to create backups of one or more DynamoDB tables. The backups are stored in your AWS account.

For example, at 3am, all tables can be backed up.

Settings

Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.

Table Identification Method

Indicate the method in which the tables are to be identified. Valid options are:

  • By Table Name - Identify tables by comparing their names.
  • By Resource Tag - Identify tables by comparing a resource tag.
  • All Tables - All tables will be selected.

Table Name

Indicate the table name comparison to use to select the table.

Resource Tag Name

Indicate the resource tag name to use to compare when selecting tables.

Resource Tag Value

Indicate the resource tag value comparison to use when selecting tables.

Backup Name

The name of the backup that will be created. Macros can be used in this field.

Amazon Commands Used

The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The access key should have permission to execute all of them.

  • dynamodb:CreateBackup
  • dynamodb:DescribeBackup
  • dynamodb:DescribeTable
  • dynamodb:ListTables
  • dynamodb:ListTagsOfResource

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