Posted On: Feb 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new feature that enables you to receive email and SMS notifications when certain events occur with your Amazon RDS DB Instances, DB Parameter Groups, DB Security Groups, or DB Snapshots. For example, you can be notified when a restore from snapshot has been completed or when your multi-AZ DB Instance has initiated a failover. Currently over 40 events are supported and can be subscribed to via the new DB Event Subscription object found in the Amazon RDS Console, CLI, and API. Event notifications for Amazon RDS are available with all RDS-supported database engines (i.e. MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server). In addition, email notifications are supported in all AWS regions while SMS notifications are currently only supported in the US East region.

For a complete list of supported events, as well as to learn more about DB Event Subscriptions, please refer to the events section of the Amazon RDS User Guide.

For more information about using Amazon RDS, please visit our detail page, our documentation and our FAQs.