Posted On: May 18, 2016

Starting today, you can share your Amazon Aurora snapshots with another AWS account, or make your snapshots publicly available. You can privately share your database snapshots with up to 20 AWS accounts by selecting "Share Snapshots" on the RDS console and choosing the "Private" option. You can also make your snapshot available to all AWS users by selecting the "Public" option. Access to the publically or privately shared snapshots can be revoked by you at any time. Recipient of a shared snapshot can copy it to their account, or restore it directly to an Aurora cluster.

We added this feature to help you easily transfer data between different accounts, set up for different purposes or with different requirements, as well as to allow you to make the data publically available, if you wish. Sharing is currently limited to unencrypted manual snapshots. You can learn more about sharing your Aurora snapshots from the Amazon Aurora User Guide.