Creating a Pseudo-Client for an Amazon RDS Account

Create a pseudo-client with the Amazon RDS account information so that you can back up to and restore from an Amazon RDS SQL instance.

The pseudo-client provides an easy way for you to manage all the Amazon RDS instances that belong to the same account.

You can add multiple proxy servers to the pseudo-client. The Commvault software uses the first proxy server in the list for instance and database discovery.

Before You Begin

  1. Obtain an Amazon RDS account.
  2. Obtain a root user access key by using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), as described in Managing Access Keys for Users.
  3. On Amazon, create an Amazon RDS instance.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, right click Client Computers, and then click New Client > Cloud Apps > Amazon SQL.

    The Create Amazon Client dialog box appears.

  2. Specify the client information.
    • In the Client Name box, type the Amazon RDS instance name.
    • In the Access Key box, type the access key for the Amazon user that has access to the Amazon RDS instance.
    • In the Secret Key box, type the secret access key for the Amazon user that has access to the Amazon RDS instance.
  3. Add a proxy server.
    1. In the Proxies section, click Add.
    2. In the Select Clients/Client Groups dialog box, select the proxies the software uses for backups and restores.
    3. Click OK.
    4. You can add multiple proxy servers.
  4. Click OK.

What to Do Next

Configure SQL servers for the pseudo-client. The SQL servers represent the Amazon RDS instance that belongs to the account. For more information, see Adding Amazon RDS SQL instances to the Pseudo-client.

Last modified: 3/13/2019 12:51:36 PM