Getting Started With Amazon DynamoDB Backups

Getting started with Amazon DynamoDB databases includes completing the Databases guided setup, configuring an access node, creating a cloud database instance, and then performing a backup and a restore operation.

Complete the Databases Guided Setup

To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.

To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle


    If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.

Configure an Access Node

Add a Windows or Linux file server with the Virtual Server package installed. For more information, see Adding an Additional Server.

You can use one of the following platforms for the access node:

  • Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012, all on x64

  • Linux CentOS 8.3, 8.2, 8.1, 8.0, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, or 7.4

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3, 8.2, 8.1, 8.0, 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, 7.6, 7.5, or 7.4

  • Commvault Cloud Access Node ARM BYOL: Amazon Linux AWS Graviton (ARM 64-bit)

  • Commvault Cloud Access Node BYOL: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AWS Graviton (ARM 64-bit)

  • Amazon Linux 2 on ARM64 (AWS Graviton)


For CentOS 8.x or RHEL 8.x instances: To install operating system packages that must enable automatic installation of Mono, register the instances with CentOS or Red Hat, respectively.

For more information, see System Requirements for Protecting Amazon EC2 Instances.

If you wish to use an HTTP proxy for the access node, add the access node to a server group and configure an HTTP proxy for the server group.

Create a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon DynamoDB

Create a new cloud database instance for Amazon DynamoDB using a new cloud account.

For more information, see Creating a Cloud Database Instance.

Perform a Test Backup and Restore

The first full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan.

After the backup operation is complete, you can perform a restore of one or more tables.