Backing Up an Amazon RDS Instance Group

You can perform a full backup of an Amazon RDS instance group on Amazon cloud. The backup operation takes a snapshot of the instance group.


Instances which are turned off will not be backed up. The details about instances which are skipped will be included in event messages in the log of the backup job.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. On the Instances tab, from the View list beside Instances, select Cloud DB.

    The Instances page for cloud databases appears.

  3. Click the instance.

    The instance page appears.

  4. In the Instance groups section, click the action button action_button for the instance group you want to back up, and then click Back up.

    The Select backup level dialog box appears. A Backup level of Full is pre-selected.

  5. Optional: To receive an email when the operation is complete, select the When the job completes, notify me via email check box.

  6. Click OK.