Adding an Amazon RDS SQL Instance

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After you configure the app for Amazon RDS, add a SQL server for each Amazon RDS instance that is part of the account.

Procedure

  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 RDS.

  5. For Backup Method, select Export.

  6. From the Database engine list, select SQL Server.

  7. In the Cloud Account list, assign an Amazon RDS cloud account.

    To define a new cloud account, complete the following steps:

    1. Click Add.

      The Add cloud account page appears.

    2. In the Name box, type the a name for the pseudo client.

    3. In the Regions box, type the region where the Amazon RDS instance is located.

    4. Enter the host or account authentication information:

      • IAM Role: To use an IAM role, select this option and then add one or more access nodes that have the IAM role attached.

      • Access and Secret Key: Select this option to use a key pair obtained from the Amazon EC2 Web site, then enter the following information:

        Access Key: Type the Access Key ID that is associated with your Amazon EC2 account.

        Secret Key: Type the Secret Access Key that is associated with your Amazon EC2 account.

      • STS Assume Role with IAM Policy: If you select this option, enter the Role ARN.

        To apply an IAM policy for the hypervisor when you use this authentication method, you can attach an IAM policy with sts:AssumeRole to the access node in the AWS Console. For more information about STS role authentication, see Configuring STS Role Authentication.

    5. From the Access node list, select a proxy server.

    6. Under the Connection details section, enter the S3 bucket name and admin account credentials for RDS instance.

    7. Click Save.

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

  9. From the Instance name instance list, select a SQL Server instance.

  10. Under the Connection details section, enter the S3 bucket name and admin account credentials for RDS instance.

    Use a pre-created S3 bucket on the RDS instance.

  11. Click Add.