Cancel an in-progress backup operation

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This page describes how to cancel an AlloyDB backup operation that is in progress.

You can cancel a running backup operation if:

  • The source cluster of the backup is in the "Ready" state
  • The backup is in the "Pending" state

To cancel the backup operation, you cancel the long-running operation that AlloyDB initiated to perform the operation. Note that in some cases, your attempt to cancel the long-running operation can fail due to the current status of the operation.

Before you begin

  • The Cloud project you are using must have been enabled to access AlloyDB.
  • You must have one of these IAM roles in the Cloud project you are using:
    • roles/alloydb.admin (the AlloyDB Admin predefined IAM role)
    • roles/owner (the Owner basic IAM role)
    • roles/editor (the Editor basic IAM role)

    If you don't have any of these roles, contact your Organization Administrator to request access.



To use the gcloud CLI, you can install and initialize the Google Cloud CLI, or you can use Cloud Shell.

Use the operations cancel command to cancel the long-running operation performing an AlloyDB backup.

gcloud alloydb operations cancel OPERATION_ID \
    --region=REGION_ID \
  • OPERATION_ID: The ID of the long-running operation, as reported by AlloyDB when the backup was started.
  • REGION_ID: The ID of the region where the backup is placed.
  • PROJECT_ID: The ID of the project where the backup is placed.