Step 8. Specify Database Identifier

[This step is available if you have selected the Restore to a new location, or with different settings option at the Restore Mode step of the wizard.]

At the Identifier step of the wizard, you can change DB instance identifiers and configure advanced settings such as an amount of storage to allocate for your DB instances, the backup retention period and so on:

  1. To change an identifier, select the necessary DB instance in the Databases list, and click Identifier. In the RDS Instance Identifier window, specify the identifier. Click OK.


Consider the following limitations:

  • A DB instance identifier must be unique for each AWS Region within one AWS Account.
  • The identifier can contain only lowercase Latin letters or hyphens, but cannot contain two consecutive hyphens. You cannot use a hyphen as the last character of the identifier.
  • The maximum length of the instance identifier is 63 characters.

For more information on limitations for DB instance identifiers, see AWS Documentation.

  1. To configure advanced settings, select the necessary DB instance in the Databases list and click Advanced. In the Advanced Settings window, select a setting that you want to change, and click Edit. Then specify a value and click OK.

For more information on the settings for DB instances, see the Settings for DB instances section in AWS documentation.

Step 8. Specify Database Identifier