You can use the Data Director GUI to create backup templates and schedule regular backups, or you can back up data with the Data Director API.

This call creates a snapshot of a database.

Use an HTTP POST call to back up the database.

POST https://example.aurora.com/datadirector/api/database/98/backups
Content-Type : application/json
Authorization : Basic YWRtaW5AYXVyb3JhLnZtd2FyZS5jb206Y2xvdWRibXM=
Accept : application/json
{
  "createBackup": {
    "label": "REST API example", 
    "snapshotBackup": true
  }
}

The response that the system returns might look as follows.

202 Accepted
location : https://example.aurora.com/datadirector/api/task/82

When you need the snapshot of the database, you can use the API to retrieve it.