Performing RDS Backup

To produce cloud-native snapshots and snapshot replicas of DB instances and Aurora DB clusters, 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 DB instances and Aurora DB clusters within different AWS Regions, but you can protect each RDS resource with one backup policy at a time. If an RDS resource 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 resource from processing. For information on how to set a priority for a backup policy, see Setting Policy Priority.

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

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