Step 3.3 Select RDS Resources
In the Resources section of the Sources step of the wizard, specify the backup scope — select DB instances and Aurora DB clusters that Veeam Backup for AWS will back up:
- Click Choose resources to protect.
- In the Choose resources to protect window, choose whether you want to back up all RDS resources from AWS Regions selected at step 3.2 of the wizard or only specific RDS resources.
If you select the All resources option, Veeam Backup for AWS will regularly check for new DB instances and Aurora DB clusters launched in the selected regions and automatically update the backup policy settings to include these resources into the backup scope.
If you select the Protect only following resources option, you must also specify the resources explicitly:
- Use the Type drop-down list to choose whether you want to add individual RDS resources or AWS tags to the backup scope.
If you select the Tag option, Veeam Backup for AWS will back up only those resources from the selected AWS Regions that are assigned specific tags.
- Use the search field to the right of the Type list to find the necessary resource, and then click Protect to add the resource to the backup scope.
For a resource to be displayed in the list of available resources, it must reside in an AWS Region that has ever been specified in any backup policy. Otherwise, the only option to discover the available resources is to click Browse to select specific resources from the global list and to wait for Veeam Backup for AWS to populate the resource list.
You can simultaneously add multiple resources to the backup scope. To do that, click Browse to select specific sources from the global list, select check boxes next to the necessary RDS resources or AWS tags in the list of available resources, and then click Protect.
If the list does not show the resources that you want to back up, click Rescan to launch the data collection process. As soon as the process is over, Veeam Backup for AWS will update the resource list.
If you add an AWS tag to the backup scope, Veeam Backup for AWS will regularly check for new RDS resources assigned the added AWS tag and automatically update the backup policy settings to include these resources in the scope. However, this applies only to DB instances and Aurora DB clusters from the AWS Regions selected at step 3.2 of the wizard. If you select an AWS tag assigned to RDS resources from other AWS Regions, these resources will not be protected by the backup policy. To work around the issue, either go back to step 3.2 and add the missing AWS Regions, or create a new backup policy.
- To save changes made to the backup policy settings, click Apply.
As an alternative to selecting the Protect only following resources option and specifying the resources explicitly, you can select the All resources option and exclude a number of resources from the backup scope. To do that, click Choose resources to exclude and specify the resources or tags that you do not want to protect — the procedure is the same as described for including resources in the backup scope.
Note that if a resource appears both in the list of included and excluded resources, Veeam Backup for AWS will still not process the resource because the list of excluded resources has a higher priority.