Method Path Description
POST /v1/bdbs/{uid}/actions/export Initiate database export

Initiate database export

POST /v1/bdbs/{int: uid}/actions/export

Initiate a database export.

Required permissions

Permission name


Example HTTP request

POST /bdbs/1/actions/export 

Example JSON body

    "export_location": {
        "type": "url",
        "url": "ftp://..."
    "email_notification": true

The above request initiates an export operation to the specified location.

Request headers

Key Value Description
Host cnm.cluster.fqdn Domain name
Accept application/json Accepted media type

URL parameters

Field Type Description
uid integer The unique ID of the database

Request body

The request body should contain a JSON object with the following export parameters:

Field Type Description
export_location backup_location/export_location object Details for the export destination. Call GET /jsonschema on the bdb object and review the backup_location field to retrieve the object’s structure.
email_notification boolean Enable/disable an email notification on export failure/ completion. (optional)


Returns a status code.

Status codes

Code Description
200 OK The request is accepted and is being processed. In order to monitor progress, the BDB’s export_status, export_progress, and export_failure_reason attributes can be consulted.
404 Not Found Attempting to perform an action on a nonexistent database.
406 Not Acceptable Not all the modules loaded to the database support ‘backup_restore’ capability
409 Conflict Database is currently busy with another action. In this context, this is a temporary condition and the request should be reattempted later.