Last updated: 2021-02-05 14:17:59

1. API Description

Domain name for API request:

This API is used to query the list of backups.

A maximum of 20 requests can be initiated per second for this API.

Note: This API supports Finance regions. If the common parameter Region is a Finance region, a domain name with the Finance region needs to be specified, for example:

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2. Input Parameters

The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters and some common parameters. For the complete common parameter list, see Common Request Parameters.

Parameter Name Required Type Description
Action Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: DescribeBackups.
Version Yes String Common parameter. The value used for this API: 2018-03-28.
Region Yes String Common parameter. For more information, please see the list of regions supported by the product.
StartTime Yes Timestamp Start name (yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss)
EndTime Yes Timestamp End time (yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss)
InstanceId Yes String Instance ID in the format of mssql-njj2mtpl
Limit No Integer Number of results per page. Value range: 1-100. Default value: 20
Offset No Integer Page number. Default value: 0
BackupName No String Filter by backup name. If this parameter is left empty, backup name will not be used in filtering.
Strategy No Integer Filter by backup policy. Valid values: 0 (instance backup), 1 (multi-database backup). If this parameter is left empty, backup policy will not be used in filtering.
BackupWay No Integer Filter by backup mode. Valid values: 0 (automatic backup on a regular basis), 1 (manual backup performed by the user at any time). If this parameter is left empty, backup mode will not be used in filtering.
BackupId No Integer Filter by backup ID. If this parameter is left empty, backup ID will not be used in filtering.
DatabaseName No String Filter backups by the database name. If the parameter is left empty, this filter criteria will not take effect.

3. Output Parameters

Parameter Name Type Description
TotalCount Integer Total number of backups
Backups Array of Backup Backup list details
RequestId String The unique request ID, which is returned for each request. RequestId is required for locating a problem.

4. Example

Example1 Querying the list of backups

Input Example
&StartTime=2018-03-28 00:00:00
&EndTime=2018-04-20 00:00:00
&<Common request parameters>

Output Example

  "Response": {
    "RequestId": "863b2797-858b-49f3-88e9-50159e564cbc",
    "TotalCount": 2,
    "Backups": [
        "Id": 49760,
        "BackupName": "mssql-3l3fgqn7_202007302200",
        "FileName": "manual_instance_58001_20180702160920.bak.tar",
        "StartTime": "2018-07-02 16:09:20",
        "EndTime": "2018-07-02 16:09:20",
        "Size": 192,
        "Strategy": 0,
        "Status": 1,
        "BackupWay": 0,
        "DBs": [
        "InternalAddr": "",
        "ExternalAddr": ""
        "Id": 49759,
        "BackupName": "mssql-3l3fgqn7_202007302200",
        "FileName": "manual_instance_58001_20180702010430.bak.tar",
        "StartTime": "2018-07-02 01:04:30",
        "EndTime": "2018-07-02 01:04:30",
        "Size": 192,
        "Strategy": 0,
        "Status": 1,
        "BackupWay": 0,
        "DBs": [
        "InternalAddr": "",
        "ExternalAddr": ""

5. Developer Resources


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6. Error Code

The following only lists the error codes related to the API business logic. For other error codes, see Common Error Codes.

Error Code Description
InternalError Internal error.
InternalError.CosError COS API error.
InternalError.DBError Database error
InternalError.GcsError GCS API error.
InternalError.SystemError System error.
InternalError.UnknownError Unknown error.
InvalidParameter Invalid parameter.
InvalidParameter.InputIllegal Input error.
InvalidParameter.ParamsAssertFailed An error occurred while converting parameter assertion.
ResourceNotFound.InstanceNotFound The instance does not exist.
UnauthorizedOperation.PermissionDenied CAM authentication error.

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