Connect your account
Connect Amazon Web Services account using access key and secret key. Once you connect an account then you can choose which RDS instance you want to link.
Link your RDS instance
Select the RDS instances you want to link with your account. Once they are linked then you can configure backup schedules.
Create snapshot schedule
Create schedule and set backup retention policy to keep last N number of backups. Schedules support crontab syntax and multiple schedules can be set.
Now we will call snapshot APIs based on your configured schedule and delete old snapshots based on retention policy you defined. You will get email alerts based on notification settings.
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Where snapshots are stored?
Snapshots are stored within your Amazon Web Services account for both instances and storage volumes. Amazon Web Services may charge you for storage used by snapshots.
How many accounts I can connect?
Unlimited. There's no limit on number of accounts, servers or volumes you can connect.
Instance will reboot during backup?
No. The RDS instance will remain active and will not reboot or suspend during backup.
What is backup retention policy?
You can configure backup schedule to keep last N number of backups.