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Create ElastiCache Snapshots Actions
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The Create ElastiCache Snapshots action will create a snapshot of one or more ElastiCache clusters.

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.

Cluster Identification Method

Indicates how clusters will be identified to create snapshots. Valid choices are:

  • By ElastiCache Cluster ID - Creates a single snapshot of a single cluster

  • All ElastiCache Clusters - Creates a snapshot for all clusters

ElastiCache Cluster ID

Indicates the cluster ID of your ElastiCache 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 hyphens. 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.

  • elasticache:CreateSnapshot

  • elasticache:DescribeCacheClusters

  • elasticache:DescribeSnapshots

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