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

To back up the Amazon Redshift 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 Redshift backups and restores. Download the amazon_redshift_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 Redshift.

  5. For Backup method, select Snapshot.

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

  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.