Get One Cloud Provider Snapshots


Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

The Atlas API uses HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide your Atlas username and API key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

For complete documentation on configuring API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

Base URL:


GET /groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-NAME}/backup/snapshots/{SNAPSHOT-ID}

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Description
GROUP-ID The unique identifier of the project for the Atlas cluster.
CLUSTER-NAME The name of the Atlas cluster that contains the snapshot you want to retrieve.
SNAPSHOT-ID The unique identifier of the snapshot you want to retrieve.

Request Query Parameters

This endpoint may use any of the HTTP request query parameters available to all Atlas API resources. These are all optional.

Name Type Description Default
pretty boolean Displays response in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope. false

Request Body Parameters

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.


Name Type Description
createdAt string UTC ISO 8601 formatted point in time when Atlas took the snapshot.
expiresAt string UTC ISO 8601 formatted point in time when Atlas will delete the snapshot.
id string The unique identifier of the snapshot.
links array One or more links to sub-resources and/or related resources. The relations between URLs are explained in the Web Linking Specification.
masterKeyUUID string The unique ID of the AWS KMS Customer Master Key used to encrypt the snapshot. Only visible for clusters using Encryption at Rest via Customer KMS.
mongodVersion string The MongoDB server version of the snapshot.
storageSizeBytes int Snapshot size in bytes.
type string Specifies the type of cluster: relicaSet or shardedCluster.

Example Request

curl --user "{username:apiKey}" --digest --include \
  --header "Accept: application/json" \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --request GET ""

Example Response

   "createdAt": "2018-08-01T20:02:07Z",
   "expiresAt": "2018-08-04T20:03:11Z",
   "id": "5b6211ff87d9d663c59d3feg",
   "links": [
           "href": "",
           "rel": "self"
           "href": "",
           "rel": ""
   "mongodVersion": "4.0.3",
   "storageSizeBytes": 1778012160,
   "type" : "shardedCluster"