Restoring an Amazon RDS Instance to an On-Premises SQL Server Instance

You can restore an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance to an on-premises SQL Server instance.

Perform this procedure from the Amazon RDS for SQL Server client where the backup that you want to restore was performed.


  1. In the row for the instance, click the action button action_button, and then click Restore.

    The Backup content dialog box appears.

  2. Select the content to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  3. From the Destination server list, select the SQL server to restore the data to.

  4. From the Proxy client list, select the access node to use for the restore.

  5. In the Staging path on proxy client box, enter the full path for the location to stage the database to.

  6. To overwrite the files of any other database that is currently using the database that you specify, select the Unconditionally overwrite existing databases or files check box.

  7. To restore a database after dropping all existing connections to the database, select the Drop connections to database check box.

  8. To change the database name, do the following:

    1. Under Data files, select the file.

    2. In the Database name box, enter the new name.

  9. Click Submit.