Creating an Amazon RDS Client

The pseudo-client manages the data protection operations for an Amazon RDS instance. You must create Amazon clients on client computers that have the Virtual Server Agent installed.

You can create an instance by using the Amazon IAM role authentication option or the Secret key and Access Key authentication method.

Before You Begin

  1. Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on at least one instance (proxy).
  2. Obtain an Amazon RDS account.
  3. Determine the Amazon authentication method:
  4. Create an Amazon RDS instance.
  5. Configure the permissions to access AWS resources. You can download the amazon_rds_backup_restore_permissions.json file and use it on the AWS command line to apply all of the permissions.
  6. The VSA proxy used for backups and restores must have access to the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) URLs. For more information, go to the AWS documentation website.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, right click Client Computers, and then click New Client > Virtualization > Amazon.

    The Create Amazon Client dialog box appears.

    Specify the client information.

    • In the Client Name box, type the Amazon RDS instance name.
    • Select the connection method.



      IAM Role

      Select IAM role.

      Access and Secret Key

      1. Select Access and Secret Key.
      2. In the Access Key box, type the access key for the Amazon IAM user that has access to the Amazon RDS instance.
      3. In the Secret Key box, type the secret access key for the Amazon IAM user that has access to the Amazon RDS instance.
  2. Add a proxy server.
    1. In the Proxies section, click Add.
    2. In the Select Clients/Client Groups dialog box, select the proxies the software uses for backups and restores.
    3. Click OK.
  3. Click OK.

Last modified: 12/17/2018 8:29:30 AM