Satya walks you through
encrypting RDS snapshots


I have an unencrypted Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) instance, and I want to take an encrypted snapshot of that instance. How do I take an encrypted snapshot of my RDS instance? 

  1. Open the Amazon RDS Console and choose Snapshots from the left navigation pane.
  2. Select the snapshot that you want to encrypt.
  3. Under Snapshot Actions, choose Copy Snapshot.
  4. Choose your Destination Region and enter your New DB Snapshot Identifier.
  5. Change Enable Encryption to Yes.
  6. Select your Master Key from the list, and choose Copy Snapshot.
  7. After the snapshot status is available, the Encrypted field will be True to indicate the snapshot is encrypted.

You now have an encrypted snapshot of your DB. You can use this encrypted DB snapshot to restore the DB instance from the DB snapshot.

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Published: 2017-05-31