RDS Restore

In case of a disaster, you can restore a DB instance or an Aurora DB cluster from a cloud-native snapshot, snapshot replica or an AWS snapshot. Veeam Backup for AWS allows you to restore one or more RDS resources at a time, to the original location or to a new location.

How RDS Restore Works

To restore a DB instance from a snapshot, Veeam Backup for AWS performs the following steps using native AWS capabilities:

  1. Creates a DB instance in the specified location.
  2. Modifies the configuration setting values of the created DB instance.
  3. Restores backed-up databases to the restored DB instance.

To restore an Aurora DB cluster from a snapshot, Veeam Backup for AWS performs the following steps using native AWS capabilities:

  1. Creates an Aurora DB cluster in the specified location.
  2. Restores backed-up databases to the created Aurora DB cluster.
  3. Modifies the configuration setting values of the created Aurora DB cluster.
  4. In the created Aurora DB cluster, creates all backed-up DB instances (when restoring to the original location) or creates the primary DB instance (when restoring to a new location).
  5. Modifies the configuration setting values of each created DB instance.

How to Perform RDS Restore

To restore a protected RDS resource, complete the following steps:

  1. Launch the RDS Restore wizard.
  2. Select a restore point.
  3. Specify an IAM identity for restore.
  4. Choose a restore mode.
  5. Enable encryption.
  6. Configure RDS instance settings.
  7. Configure network settings.
  8. Specify a restore reason.
  9. Finish working with the wizard.