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Create a backup for an app

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You can create a backup for a specific application and then use the backup to restore or clone the app.

Before you begin

You must have the ID of the app you want to back up. If needed you can use the workflow List the apps to locate the application.

1. Create a backup

Perform the following REST API call.

HTTP method Path



Additional input parameters

In addition to the parameters common with all REST API calls, the following parameters are also used in the curl examples for this step.

Parameter Type Required Description

app id



Identifies the application where the backup will be created.




Provides the parameters for the backup. See the example below.

JSON input example
  "type": "application/astra-appBackup",
  "version": "1.1",
  "name": "backup-david-1"
Curl example: Create a backup for the app
curl --location -i --request POST '<ACCOUNT_ID>/k8s/v1/apps/<APP_ID>/appBackups' --header 'Content-Type: application/astra-appBackup+json' --header 'Accept: */*' --header 'Authorization: Bearer <API_TOKEN>' --data @JSONinput