Creating a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon DocumentDB Using an Existing AWS Account

To back up the Amazon DocumentDB database, create an instance for the database, using an existing AWS account.

Before You Begin

Define custom permissions to access AWS resources to enable support for Amazon DocumentDB backups and restores. Download the amazon_documentdb_backup_restore_permissions.json file and use it on the AWS command line to apply the required permissions.


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

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click Add Instance, and then click 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 DocumentDB.

  5. For Backup method, select Snapshot.

  6. From the Cloud Account list, select the AWS cloud account to use for the instance.

  7. From the Plan list, select the server plan that you want to use for the backup operations.

  8. To filter the content that is backed up, click Edit, and then select or clear the regions to include or exclude from the backups.

  9. Click Add.


After you create the cloud database instance, a default cluster group is automatically created for the instance.

For more information about creating a new credential entity, see Creating a Credential Entity.