Posted On: Feb 23, 2023

Starting today Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL supports Cross-Region Automated Backups. This feature extends the existing Amazon RDS backup functionality, giving you the ability to setup automatic replication of system snapshots and transaction logs from a primary AWS Region to a secondary AWS Region. 

The Amazon RDS Cross-Region Automated Backups feature enables additional disaster recovery capabilities for mission critical databases by providing you the ability to restore your database to a specific point in time within your backup retention period. This allows you to quickly resume operations in the event that the primary AWS Region becomes unavailable. 

Cross-Region automated backup pricing is comprised of the storage for snapshots and the data transfer of the snapshots and the transaction logs. Data transfer between the primary AWS Region to a secondary AWS Region is billed based on the data transfer pricing of the applicable AWS Regions. See Amazon RDS for MySQL Pricing for up-to-date pricing of instances, storage, data transfer and regional availability.

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database on AWS. To learn more about Amazon RDS Cross-region Automated Backups, please visit the Amazon RDS User Guide