Performing RDS Instance Backup

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    To produce cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas of RDS instances, 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 backups must be stored, when the backup process must start and so on.

    You can create multiple RDS backup policies. One backup policy can be used to process multiple RDS instances within different AWS Regions, but you can protect each RDS instance with one backup policy at a time. If an RDS instance is added to more than one backup policy, it will be processed only by a backup policy that has the highest priority. Other backup policies will skip this RDS instance from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see Setting Policy Priority.

    For RDS instances residing in any of the regions added to the backup policies, you can also take a cloud-native snapshot manually when needed.


    Veeam Backup for AWS does not support backup of RDS instances running the Amazon Aurora relational database engine.

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