Adding an Instance for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

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

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.


  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 Amazon Web Services.

  4. From the Database service list, select RDS.

  5. Select the backup method as Export.

  6. From the Database engine list, select PostgreSQL.

  7. From the Cloud account list, select an existing cloud account or create a new cloud account.

    The cloud account is represented in Commvault as a hypervisor. For instructions to create an Amazon EC2 hypervisor, see Configuring Backups for Amazon EC2 Instances.

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

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

  10. In the Database user box, type the user name to access the RDS for PostgreSQL application.

  11. If you are not using the AD authentication, in the Password box, type the password to access the RDS for PostgreSQL application.

  12. In the Maintenance DB box, type the name of the system database that is used as the maintenance database.

  13. If SSL is enabled on the cloud, move the Use SSL options toggle key to the right, and then in the SSL CA file box, enter the SSL CA file path in the proxy computer.

  14. Click Add.


  • The new instance contains a dump-based backup set and a default subclient.

  • When you add an instance, a default database group is automatically created. The default database group includes all the data in the PostgreSQL database. You cannot delete the default database group.