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elasticache_snapshot - Manage cache snapshots in Amazon Elasticache.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage cache snapshots in Amazon Elasticache.
  • Returns information about the specified snapshot.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
bucket
The s3 bucket to which the snapshot is exported
cluster_id
The name of an existing cache cluster in the replication group to make the snapshot.
ec2_url
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
name
required
The name of the snapshot we want to create, copy, delete
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
replication_id
The name of the existing replication group to make the snapshot.
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
state
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • copy
Actions that will create, destroy, or copy a snapshot.
target
The name of a snapshot copy
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Note: None of these examples set aws_access_key, aws_secret_key, or region.
# It is assumed that their matching environment variables are set.
---
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: 'Create a snapshot'
      elasticache_snapshot:
        name: 'test-snapshot'
        state: 'present'
        cluster_id: '{{ cluster }}'
        replication_id: '{{ replication }}'

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
changed
bool
always
if a snapshot has been created, deleted, or copied

Sample:
{'changed': True}
response_metadata
dict
always
response metadata about the snapshot

Sample:
{'retry_attempts': 0, 'http_status_code': 200, 'http_headers': {'date': 'Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:43:04 GMT', 'x-amzn-requestid': '7f436dea-ed54-11e6-a04c-ab2372a1f14d', 'content-length': 1490, 'content-type': 'text/xml'}, 'request_id': '7f436dea-ed54-11e6-a04c-ab2372a1f14d'}
snapshot
dict
always
snapshot data

Sample:
{'engine': 'redis', 'cache_cluster_create_time': datetime.datetime(2017, 2, 1, 17, 43, 58, 261000), 'cache_cluster_id': 'test-please-delete', 'snapshot_name': 'deletesnapshot', 'node_snapshots': {'cache_size': None, 'cache_node_id': 1, 'cache_node_create_time': datetime.datetime(2017, 2, 1, 17, 43, 58, 261000)}, 'preferred_availability_zone': 'us-east-1d', 'auto_minor_version_upgrade': True, 'cache_subnet_group_name': 'default', 'port': 11211, 'num_cache_nodes': 1, 'snapshot_window': '10:00-11:00', 'engine_version': '3.2.4', 'cache_parameter_group_name': 'default.redis3.2', 'snapshot_retention_limit': 0, 'preferred_maintenance_window': 'wed:03:00-wed:04:00', 'cache_node_type': 'cache.m1.small', 'vpc_id': 'vpc-c248fda4', 'snapshot_source': 'manual', 'snapshot_status': 'creating'}


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Sloane Hertel (@s-hertel)

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