Method: projects.locations.backups.create

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Creates a backup.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The backup's project and location, in the format projects/{projectNumber}/locations/{location}. In Filestore, backup locations map to Google Cloud regions, for example us-west1.

Query parameters



Required. The ID to use for the backup. The ID must be unique within the specified project and location.

This value must start with a lowercase letter followed by up to 62 lowercase letters, numbers, or hyphens, and cannot end with a hyphen. Values that do not match this pattern will trigger an INVALID_ARGUMENT error.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Backup.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Operation.

Authorization Scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.