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Category: AWS Backup

Automate cross-account backup of Amazon RDS for Oracle including database parameter groups, option groups and security groups

In this post, we showcase AWS Backup and CloudFormation support feature of AWS Backup to automate the backup of Amazon RDS for Oracle, including customized database resources such as database parameter group, option group, and security group across AWS accounts.

Demystifying AWS Backup for Amazon RDS for Oracle

Customers prefer to host their relational database workloads in a managed service such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) because of the benefits offered by managed services. Although Amazon RDS offers automatic backups as a native feature, your data retention policies may require longer retention periods than the retention policy supported by Amazon RDS. […]

Amazon RDS: Snapshot, restore, and recovery demystified

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed relational database service offering. The managed service automation of Amazon Web Services (AWS) takes care of installation, storage provisioning, storage management, OS and database patching, and snapshot and restore of database instances. Offloading the undifferentiated heavy lifting of database infrastructure management to AWS helps you focus […]

Reduce data archiving costs for compliance by automating Amazon RDS snapshot exports to Amazon S3

Many customers use AWS Backup to automatically create Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS and Aurora) database snapshots. RDS database snapshots are a convenient way to protect your data and make it easy to recover in the event of an accident or disaster. If you’re using RDS Snapshots for long-term archival to meet compliance requirements […]

Set up scheduled backups for Amazon DynamoDB using AWS Backup – Part 2

Amazon DynamoDB offers two types of backups: point-in-time recovery (PITR) and on-demand backups. PITR is used to recover your table to any point in time in a rolling 35 day window, which is used to help customers mitigate accidental deletes or writes to their tables from bad code, malicious access, or user error. On demand […]

Enhanced AWS Backup features for Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced new features in AWS Backup for Amazon DynamoDB on-demand backups that can help you meet your compliance, business continuity, and cost-optimization needs. In this post, we describe these features and provide a step-by-step guide for using them to copy DynamoDB backups across AWS Regions and across accounts, configure your […]

Automate cross-account backups of Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora databases with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and non-profits, are looking for ways to protect their valuable data from ransomware attacks and natural disasters. In addition, many businesses are required to maintain their data long term to meet regulatory compliance and business policies. In the cloud, a strategy we see customers […]

Set up scheduled backups for Amazon DynamoDB using AWS Backup

With customers scaling up their AWS workloads across hundreds, if not thousands of AWS resources, customers have expressed the need to centrally manage and monitor their backups. They want to have a standardized way to manage their backups at scale. AWS Backup enables you to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services. AWS Backup […]

Cost-effective disaster recovery for Amazon Aurora databases using AWS Backup

You may have stringent regulatory compliance obligations that require an effective multi-Region disaster recovery (DR) plan to mitigate a Region-wide disaster. AWS offers multiple methods to meet these needs, taking into consideration different factors such as recovery time objective (RTO), recovery point objective (RPO), and costs. In this post, I focus on how to keep […]