Getting Started with Clumio Protect for AWS RDS
Get started using Clumio to backup RDS Instances/Clusters.
See this list of Clumio-supported RDS database engine versions.
There are limits to the number of backups and restores that can run at a time. For more information about RDS limits, see this article about Clumio Service Limits.
Before you begin
- See details about AWS Source Regions where you can backup your AWS assets in Clumio.
- You must have permission to create and update a CloudFormation template. Please refer to the IAM Permissions article for details.
Connect your AWS account
You must first connect the AWS account and regions that contain your RDS instances/clusters to start protecting them using Clumio. Refer to this article for detailed instructions on how to connect your AWS account to Clumio.
Clumio always retains a snapshot copy (previous copy) of the protected RDS in your environment to perform incremental backups. The snapshot is updated per the scheduled backup frequency defined in your policy.
Create RDS backup policy and protection rules
Create RDS backup policies and protection rules to start protecting your RDS assets.
A Clumio RDS policy defines when a snapshot or backup of your Amazon RDS instances should be generated and how long the snapshot or backup data should be retained.
Learn how to create your first policy and how to dictate the frequency of your backups.
Next, create a Protection Rule to apply the policy you just created to your RDS resources based on tags and across accounts and regions.
Clumio offers the following types of RDS backups to help protect the data in your RDS resources:
- Snapshots on AWS for operational recovery
- Rolling backups on Clumio for quick point-in-time recovery
- Granular Record Retrieval (GRR) of RDS snapshots
Best Practices and Recommendations
When performing RDS restore to a new AWS account, please create one RDS Instance/Cluster in the target region or account. This will ensure that all the prime RDS services are configured for this AWS account. If you attempt to restore an RDS rolling backup copy to a new AWS account/region with no prior RDS Instances, you see an Internal Error.
Clumio makes use of RDS manual snapshots while backing up RDS databases. We recommend that you have sufficient RDS manual snapshot limits (AWS service quotas) available in your AWS account to ensure successful backups.
If your RDS databases or table names contain unsupported characters, they may be skipped during RDS granular backups, resulting in missing tables. Refer to this article for more information about unsupported characters In RDS databases and table names.
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