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

To back up the Amazon DynamoDB 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 DynamoDB backups and restores. Download the AWS_DynamoDB_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 page appears.

  3. From the Select vendor list, select Amazon.

  4. From the Database service list, select DynamoDB.

  5. In the Instance box, type the instance name.

  6. In the Table group box, type the name.

  7. To select an existing cloud account for the instance, from the Cloud account list, select the cloud account name.

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

  9. To increase the throughput and performance of the backup operation, move the Adjust read capacity toggle key to the right, and then select the number of units.

    For more information about managing throughput settings, see Optimizing the Backup Performance for a DynamoDB Table Group.

  10. To filter the Backup content that you want to back up, click Edit, and then select or clear the regions that you want to include or exclude in the backups.

  11. Click Add.


The DynamoDB database instance and a default table group for the instance are created.

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