Get One Snapshot 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 a single snapshot 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/{SNAPSHOT-ID}

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Description
GROUP-ID Unique identifier of the project for the Atlas cluster.
CLUSTER-NAME Name of the Atlas cluster that contains the snapshot to retrieve.
SNAPSHOT-ID Unique identifier of the snapshot to retrieve.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Query Parameter 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
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}
  "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"