Posted On: Nov 25, 2019

You can now publish logs from your Amazon RDS for SQL Server database to CloudWatch Logs. Supported logs include both agent logs and error Logs. Publishing these logs to CloudWatch allows you to maintain continuous visibility into database errors and activity. For example, Customers can set up CloudWatch Alarms to notify them on frequent restarts that are recorded in the error log. Similarly, Customers can create alarms for errors or warnings recorded in SQL Server Agent logs related to their SQL agent jobs.

CloudWatch Logs provide a durable archive destination for your database logs. You can specify a retention period to indicate how long you want CloudWatch to retain your logs. Additionally, with CloudWatch Logs, you can perform ad hoc searches across multiple logs. This capability is particularly useful for troubleshooting and log analysis.

Please refer to the documentation on RDS for SQL Server for more information. To start publishing logs from RDS for SQL Server databases to CloudWatch Logs, visit the AWS management console or download the latest AWS SDK or CLI

For complete information on pricing and regional availability, please refer to the Amazon RDS pricing page