Get All Snapshots for an M2/M5 Cluster

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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.

GET /groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-NAME}/backup/tenant/snapshots
Path ElementDescription
GROUP-IDUnique identifier of the project for the Atlas cluster.
CLUSTER-NAMEName of the Atlas cluster for which you want to retrieve snapshots.

The following query parameters are optional:

pageNumintegerOptionalPage number, starting with one, that Atlas returns of the total number of objects.1
itemsPerPageintegerOptionalNumber of items that Atlas returns per page, up to a maximum of 500.100
includeCountbooleanOptionalFlag that indicates whether Atlas returns the totalCount parameter in the response body.true
prettybooleanOptionalFlag that indicates whether Atlas returns the JSON response in the prettyprint format.false

Flag that indicates whether Atlas wraps the response in an envelope.

Some API clients cannot access the HTTP response headers or status code. To remediate this, set envelope=true in the query.

Endpoints that return a list of results use the results object as an envelope. Atlas adds the status parameter to the response body.


This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

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.

resultsobject arrayIncludes one object for each item detailed in the results array section.
linksobject arrayIncludes one or more links to sub-resources and/or related resources. The relations between URLs are explained in the Web Linking Specification.
totalCountnumberCount 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.
finishTimedateTimestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Atlas marked the snapshot as COMPLETED.
idobjectIdUnique identifier of the snapshot.
mongoDBVersionstringVersion of the MongoDB server.
scheduledTimedateTimestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when the snapshot is scheduled to be taken.
startTimedateTimestamp in ISO 8601 date and time format in UTC when Atlas began taking the snapshot.

Current status of the snapshot. Possible values are:

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