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Clone an app from a backup

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You can create a new application by cloning it from a backup.

Before you begin

Note the following about this workflow:

  • An app backup is used

  • The clone operation is performed within the same cluster

Note To clone an app to a different cluster, you need to update the clusterId parameter in the JSON input as appropriate for your environment.

1. Select the app to clone

Perform the workflow List the apps and select application you want to clone. Several of the resource values are needed for the REST call used to clone the app.

2. Select the backup to use

Perform the workflow List the backups and select backup you want to use.

3. Clone the app

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




Provides the parameters for the cloned app. See the example below.

JSON input example
  "type": "application/astra-app",
  "version": "2.0",
  "name": "mysql-clone3",
  "clusterID": "30880586-d579-4d27-930f-a9633e59173b",
  "sourceClusterID": "30880586-d579-4d27-930f-a9633e59173b",
  "namespace": "mysql",
  "backupID": "e24515bd-a28e-4b28-b832-f3c74dbf32fb"
Curl example: Clone an app from a backup
curl --location -i --request POST '<ACCOUNT_ID>/k8s/v2/apps' --header 'Content-Type: application/astra-app+json' --header '*/*' --header 'Authorization: Bearer <API_TOKEN>' --data @JSONinput