Adding an Instance for Amazon RDS for Oracle

To manage a database, you can either use an existing instance or add a new instance.


Do not configure more than one Oracle RDS instance for the same database, since running parallel backup jobs can cause control file autobackups to be written into the other job's directory. This could cause a failure to restore the control file during a restore operation.

Before You Begin

  • Configure the permissions to access AWS resources. Download the amazon_rds_dumpbased_backup_restore_permissions.json file and use it on the AWS command line to apply all the permissions.

  • Configure an S3 bucket to store the backups. For more information about integrating S3 buckets with RDS, see S3 integration on the Amazon Web Services documentation site.


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

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click Add instance, and then select Cloud DB.

    The Add Cloud DB instance dialog box appears.

  3. From the Select vendor list, select a vendor where you want to create an instance.

  4. From the Database Service list, select RDS.

  5. For the Backup method, select Export.

  6. From the Database engine list, select Oracle.

  7. From the Cloud account list, select the cloud account to use for the instance.

  8. From the Plan list, select a server plan.

  9. From the Instance name list, select an instance.

  10. In the Oracle home box, type the Oracle application installation path.

  11. Specify the Connection details:

    1. In the boxes, enter the database User name, Password, and Oracle Service name.

    2. To use SSL for the connection, move the Use SSL toggle key to the right and type the port number.

      TLS 1.2 is supported.

    3. To specify the S3 bucket where the backup will be stored, in the S3 bucket box, type the S3 bucket.

  12. Click Add.


The software creates the instance and a default data subclient and a default log subclient.