Deletes an existing snapshot. When you receive a successful response from this operation, MemoryDB immediately begins deleting the snapshot; you cannot cancel or revert this operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_snapshot(
SnapshotName (string) --


The name of the snapshot to delete

Return type
Response Syntax
    'Snapshot': {
        'Name': 'string',
        'Status': 'string',
        'Source': 'string',
        'KmsKeyId': 'string',
        'ARN': 'string',
        'ClusterConfiguration': {
            'Name': 'string',
            'Description': 'string',
            'NodeType': 'string',
            'EngineVersion': 'string',
            'MaintenanceWindow': 'string',
            'TopicArn': 'string',
            'Port': 123,
            'ParameterGroupName': 'string',
            'SubnetGroupName': 'string',
            'VpcId': 'string',
            'SnapshotRetentionLimit': 123,
            'SnapshotWindow': 'string',
            'NumShards': 123,
            'Shards': [
                    'Name': 'string',
                    'Configuration': {
                        'Slots': 'string',
                        'ReplicaCount': 123
                    'Size': 'string',
                    'SnapshotCreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
        'DataTiering': 'true'|'false'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • Snapshot (dict) --

      The snapshot object that has been deleted.

      • Name (string) --

        The name of the snapshot

      • Status (string) --

        The status of the snapshot. Valid values: creating | available | restoring | copying | deleting.

      • Source (string) --

        Indicates whether the snapshot is from an automatic backup (automated) or was created manually (manual).

      • KmsKeyId (string) --

        The ID of the KMS key used to encrypt the snapshot.

      • ARN (string) --

        The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the snapshot.

      • ClusterConfiguration (dict) --

        The configuration of the cluster from which the snapshot was taken

        • Name (string) --

          The name of the cluster

        • Description (string) --

          The description of the cluster configuration

        • NodeType (string) --

          The node type used for the cluster

        • EngineVersion (string) --

          The Redis engine version used by the cluster

        • MaintenanceWindow (string) --

          The specified maintenance window for the cluster

        • TopicArn (string) --

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the SNS notification topic for the cluster

        • Port (integer) --

          The port used by the cluster

        • ParameterGroupName (string) --

          The name of parameter group used by the cluster

        • SubnetGroupName (string) --

          The name of the subnet group used by the cluster

        • VpcId (string) --

          The ID of the VPC the cluster belongs to

        • SnapshotRetentionLimit (integer) --

          The snapshot retention limit set by the cluster

        • SnapshotWindow (string) --

          The snapshot window set by the cluster

        • NumShards (integer) --

          The number of shards in the cluster

        • Shards (list) --

          The list of shards in the cluster

          • (dict) --

            Provides details of a shard in a snapshot

            • Name (string) --

              The name of the shard

            • Configuration (dict) --

              The configuration details of the shard

              • Slots (string) --

                A string that specifies the keyspace for a particular node group. Keyspaces range from 0 to 16,383. The string is in the format startkey-endkey.

              • ReplicaCount (integer) --

                The number of read replica nodes in this shard.

            • Size (string) --

              The size of the shard's snapshot

            • SnapshotCreationTime (datetime) --

              The date and time that the shard's snapshot was created

      • DataTiering (string) --

        Enables data tiering. Data tiering is only supported for clusters using the r6gd node type. This parameter must be set when using r6gd nodes. For more information, see Data tiering.


  • MemoryDB.Client.exceptions.SnapshotNotFoundFault
  • MemoryDB.Client.exceptions.InvalidSnapshotStateFault
  • MemoryDB.Client.exceptions.ServiceLinkedRoleNotFoundFault
  • MemoryDB.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterValueException
  • MemoryDB.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterCombinationException