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Create Redshift Snapshot Action
Create Redshift Snapshot Action
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Written by Matt Houser
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The Create Redshift Snapshot action will create a snapshot of a Redshift cluster.

For example, a snapshot can be created every day at 1am.


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

Redshift Cluster ID

Indicate the cluster id of your Redshift cluster. This cluster must reside in the region specified.

Snapshot ID

Indicate the ID of the snapshot. Snapshot IDs must only contain alpha-numeric characters and hypens. Macros can be used to include run-time data. See below.


The following macros can be used to include some run-time information.


Date of snapshot in year-month-day format


Time of snapshot in 24-hour format


ID of the cluster

Macros are case-sensitive. For example, $(Time) is not valid. $(TIME) must be used.

Amazon Commands Used

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

  • redshift:CreateClusterSnapshot

  • redshift:DescribeClusterSnapshots

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