EventBridge / Client / create_archive



Creates an archive of events with the specified settings. When you create an archive, incoming events might not immediately start being sent to the archive. Allow a short period of time for changes to take effect. If you do not specify a pattern to filter events sent to the archive, all events are sent to the archive except replayed events. Replayed events are not sent to an archive.


Archives and schema discovery are not supported for event buses encrypted using a customer managed key. EventBridge returns an error if:

  • You call CreateArchive on an event bus set to use a customer managed key for encryption.

  • You call CreateDiscoverer on an event bus set to use a customer managed key for encryption.

  • You call UpdatedEventBus to set a customer managed key on an event bus with an archives or schema discovery enabled.

To enable archives or schema discovery on an event bus, choose to use an Amazon Web Services owned key. For more information, see Data encryption in EventBridge in the Amazon EventBridge User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_archive(
  • ArchiveName (string) –


    The name for the archive to create.

  • EventSourceArn (string) –


    The ARN of the event bus that sends events to the archive.

  • Description (string) – A description for the archive.

  • EventPattern (string) – An event pattern to use to filter events sent to the archive.

  • RetentionDays (integer) – The number of days to retain events for. Default value is 0. If set to 0, events are retained indefinitely

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ArchiveArn': 'string',
    'StateReason': 'string',
    'CreationTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ArchiveArn (string) –

      The ARN of the archive that was created.

    • State (string) –

      The state of the archive that was created.

    • StateReason (string) –

      The reason that the archive is in the state.

    • CreationTime (datetime) –

      The time at which the archive was created.


  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.ConcurrentModificationException

  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.ResourceAlreadyExistsException

  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.InternalException

  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.LimitExceededException

  • EventBridge.Client.exceptions.InvalidEventPatternException