Backup / Client / describe_global_settings



Describes whether the Amazon Web Services account is opted in to cross-account backup. Returns an error if the account is not a member of an Organizations organization. Example: describe-global-settings --region us-west-2

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_global_settings()
Return type:



Response Syntax

    'GlobalSettings': {
        'string': 'string'
    'LastUpdateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • GlobalSettings (dict) –

      The status of the flag isCrossAccountBackupEnabled.

      • (string) –

        • (string) –

    • LastUpdateTime (datetime) –

      The date and time that the flag isCrossAccountBackupEnabled was last updated. This update is in Unix format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The value of LastUpdateTime is accurate to milliseconds. For example, the value 1516925490.087 represents Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11:30.087 AM.


  • Backup.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • Backup.Client.exceptions.ServiceUnavailableException