Get All Snapshots for an M2/M5 Cluster


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.

Retrieve all snapshots for a specified M2 or M5 shared-tier cluster.

The Atlas API authenticates using HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

To learn how to configure API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

Base URL:


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

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Description
GROUP-ID Unique identifier of the project for the Atlas cluster.
CLUSTER-NAME Name of the Atlas cluster for which you want to retrieve snapshots.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Name Type Description Default
pageNum integer Page number (1-based). 1
itemsPerPage integer Number of items to return per page, up to a maximum of 500. 100
includeCount boolean Specifies whether the response returns the totalCount field. true
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.


Response Document

The response JSON document includes an array of result objects, an array of link objects, and a count of the total number of result objects retrieved.

Name Type Description
results object array Includes one object for each item detailed in the results array section.
links object array Includes one or more links to sub-resources and/or related resources. The relations between URLs are explained in the Web Linking Specification.
totalCount number Count of the total number of items in the result set. It may be greater than the number of objects in the results array if the entire result set is paginated.

results array

Name Type Description
finishTime date Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Atlas marked the snapshot as COMPLETED.
id objectId Unique identifier of the snapshot.
mongoDBVersion string Version of the MongoDB server.
scheduledTime date Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when the snapshot is scheduled to be taken.
startTime date Timestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Atlas began taking the snapshot.
status string

Current status of the snapshot. Possible values are:


Example Request

curl --user "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" --digest --include \
  --header "Accept: application/json" \
  --header "Content-Type: application/json" \
  --request GET "

Example Response

HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Content-Type: application/json;charset=ISO-8859-1
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="MMS Public API", domain="", nonce="{nonce}", algorithm=MD5, op="auth", stale=false
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
Connection: keep-alive
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Type: application/json
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=300
Date: {dateInUnixFormat}
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: {requestLengthInBytes}
  "results" : [ {
    "finishTime" : "2019-04-26T14:08:07Z",
    "id" : "5cc310ace5dc7ce369814bc8",
    "mongoDBVersion" : "4.0.6",
    "scheduledTime" : "2019-04-26T12:00:00Z",
    "startTime" : "2019-04-26T14:07:53Z",
    "status" : "FAILED"
  } ],
  "totalCount" : 1