Step 4. Choose Restore Mode

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    At the Restore Mode step of the wizard, choose whether you want to restore the selected RDS resources to the original or to a custom location. If you select the Restore to new location, or with different settings option, specify the target AWS Region where the restored DB instances and Aurora DB clusters will operate.

    Limitations and Requirements

    Before you choose the restore mode, consider the following limitations:

    • Restore of RDS resources to the original location is not supported if the IAM role specified for the restore operation belongs to an AWS account that differs from the AWS account where the source resources belong.
    • Restore of RDS resources to the original location is not supported using restore points of the AWS snapshot type — you can restore these resources only to a new location.
    • Restore of Aurora multi-master clusters is not supported if the source region differs from the target region specified for the restore operation. However, you can restore these clusters to the source region in the same or in another AWS account. To specify an AWS account in which the clusters will be restored, select an IAM role that belongs to the necessary account at step 3.

    Mind that restore of Aurora multi-master clusters using restore points of the AWS snapshot type is supported only to the source region within the same AWS account.

    • For the Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Europe (Milan) and Middle East (Bahrain) regions, mind the following:
    • Restore of Aurora DB clusters residing in the listed regions to a new location is not supported. However, you can restore these clusters to the original location but with different settings.
    • Restore of Aurora DB clusters to the listed regions is not supported if the source region differs from the target region specified for the restore operation.
    • When restoring Aurora global databases, Veeam Backup for AWS restores only primary Aurora DB clusters in the primary AWS Regions; secondary clusters must be created manually in the AWS Management Console after the restore operation completes.

    For more information on Amazon Aurora global databases, see AWS Documentation.

    • While restoring to a new location, Veeam Backup for AWS creates only primary DB instances in the restored clusters. Additional writer DB instances (for Aurora multi-master clusters) or Aurora Replicas (for Aurora DB clusters with single-master replication) must be added manually in the AWS Management Console after the restore operation completes. To learn how to add DB instances to Amazon Aurora DB clusters, see AWS Documentation.

    Restoring RDS Resources