Protecting RDS Resources

To protect RDS resources, Veeam Backup for AWS runs backup policies. A backup policy is a collection of settings that define the way backup operations are performed: what data to back up, where to store backups, when to start the backup process, how to retain restore points and so on.

Veeam Backup for AWS does not install agent software inside instances to back up RDS resource data — it uses native AWS capabilities instead. During every backup session, Veeam Backup for AWS creates a cloud-native snapshot for each RDS resource added to a backup policy. The cloud-native snapshot is further used to create a snapshot replica in another AWS Region or another AWS account. You can also instruct Veeam Backup for AWS to create image-level backups of the processed PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information on how RDS resources backup works, see RDS Backup.

How To Protect RDS Resources

To create an RDS backup policy, perform the following steps:

  1. Check limitations and prerequisites.
  2. Specify IAM roles to access AWS services and resources.
  3. [Optional] Add backup repositories to store backed-up data.
  4. [Optional] Configure worker instance settings to launch workers while processing DB instance data.
  5. [Optional] Configure global retention settings for obsolete snapshots and session records.
  6. [Optional] Configure email notification settings for automated delivery of backup policy results and daily reports.
  7. Complete the Add RDS Policy wizard.

Related Topics

RDS Restore