Simple Notification Service (SNS)
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Databases & Analytics
RDS Backups & RDS Restores

RDS Backups

  • RDS creates and saves automated backups of your DB instance during the backup window of your DB instance.
  • RDS creates a storage volume snapshot of your DB instance, backing up the entire DB instance and not just individual databases.
  • RDS saves the automated backups of your DB instance according to the backup retention period that you specify.
    • If necessary, you can recover your database to any point in time during the backup retention period.
  • You can also back up your DB instance manually, by manually creating a DB snapshot.
    • Unlike automated backups, manual snapshots aren't subject to the backup retention period.
    • Snapshots don't expire.
  • The first snapshot of a DB instance contains the data for the full DB instance.
    • Subsequent snapshots of the same DB instance are incremental.
  • After you create a DB instance, you can modify the backup retention period.
    • You can set the backup retention period to between 0 and 35 days.
    • Setting the backup retention period to 0 disables automated backups.
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