Step 3.3 Select RDS DB Instances

In the Resources section of the Sources step of the wizard, specify the backup scope — select RDS instances that Veeam Backup for AWS will back up:

  1. Click Select resources to protect.
  2. In the Choose resource protection options window, choose whether you want to back up all RDS instances from AWS Regions selected at step 3, or only specific RDS instances.

If you select the All resources option, Veeam Backup for AWS will regularly check for new RDS instances launched in the selected regions and automatically update the backup policy settings to include these instances in the backup scope.

If you select the Protect the following resources option, you must also specify the instances explicitly:

  1. Use the Resource type drop-down list to choose whether you want to add individual RDS instances or AWS tags to the backup scope.

If you select the Tag option, Veeam Backup for AWS will back up only those instances from the selected AWS Regions that are assigned specific tags.  

  1. Use the search field to the right of the Resource type list to find the necessary resource, and then click Protect to add the resource to the backup scope.

Alternatively, you can click Browse to select specific sources from the global list, select check boxes next to the necessary RDS instances or AWS tags in the list of available resources, and then click Protect.

Note

It may take some time for Veeam Backup for AWS to access AWS resources and to populate the list of available RDS instances or AWS tags. To speed up the data collection process, click Rescan.

If you add an AWS tag to the backup scope, Veeam Backup for AWS will regularly check for new RDS instances assigned the added AWS tag and automatically update the backup policy settings to include these instances in the scope. However, this applies only to RDS instances from the AWS Regions selected at step 3. If you select n AWS tag assigned to RDS instances from other AWS Regions, these instances will not be protected by the backup policy. To work around the issue, either go back to step 3 and add the missing AWS Regions, or create a new backup policy.

  1. Click Apply.

Step 3.3 Select RDS DB Instances 

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