Creating an Amazon RDS Subclient

Subclients contain the information about the Amazon instances that you want to include in the backup.

Use the following criteria when determining the unique data sets:

  • The data content you want to back up and how you need to restore the data
  • The required schedule for the data

Automatic discovery rules can discover instances and automatically select them for backup. Automatic discovery is useful in environments where instances are added, removed, or relocated on a routine basis, or when you want to manage groups of similar instances using different subclients.

You can configure the Commvault software to automatically perform the following operations:

  • Detect and display Amazon RDS instances when you add the content
  • Create a snapshot copy of the backup that the software retains based on your specified values
  • Map the snapshot copy to a new Amazon region


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > Cloud Apps > RDS.
  2. Right-click the instance, point to All Tasks, and then click New Subclient.

    The Create New Subclient dialog box appears.

  3. On the General tab, type the Subclient name.
  4. On the Content tab, identify the instances to back up:
    1. To have the software automatically discover Amazon RDS instances, and the update the list, select the Auto update RDS instance list check box.
    2. Click Edit.

      The Database Browse dialog box appears.

    3. Click Discover.

      The software lists the Amazon RDS instances in the Database Browse dialog box.

    4. To include the Amazon RDS instance in the subclient, select the check box in the row for the instance.
    5. Click OK.
  5. On the IntelliSnap Operations tab, do the following:
    1. Select the IntelliSnap check box.
    2. From the Available Snap Engines list, select Amazon Web Services.
    3. The backup job are asynchronous, so the job progress displays 100% when the software sends the backup request. To synchronize the Commvault job progress with the Amazon web console, select the Wait for snapshot to complete check box.
    4. To map the snapshot copy to a new Amazon region, do the following:
  6. Optional: Have the software create a snapshot copy. On the IntelliSnap Operations tab, do the following:
    1. Select the Enable Snap Replication check box.
    2. In the Secondary Snap Copy list, select the snapshot copy.
    3. To map the snapshot copy to a new Amazon region, in the Region Mapping for snap replication box, click the Source Region column, and then select the Amazon region for the source. Click the Destination column, select the destination Amazon Region, and then click Add. Repeat for each Amazon region that you want to map.
  7. On the Storage Device tab, from the Storage Policy list, select the storage policy name.
  8. If you selected the option to have a snapshot copy, configure the retention settings.
    1. Click Advanced.

      The Advanced Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

    2. On the Retention tab, under Snap Copy, in the Copy Name list, select the snap copy, and then select what to retain (number of days, or a specified number of jobs).
    3. Click OK.
  9. Click OK.

Last modified: 3/12/2018 5:02:21 PM