Shane shows you how to
restore data from an
Amazon RDS snapshot


I want to restore data from an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) database (DB) snapshot. How can I do that?

To restore data from a DB snapshot, you can use the Amazon RDS console, AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), or the Amazon RDS API.

You can restore data from both manual and automatic DB snapshots. You can select a DB snapshot that you want to restore from and then provide a name for the new DB instance that is created from the restore.

Note: When you restore data from a DB snapshot, you must create a new DB instance. You can't restore data from a DB snapshot to an existing DB instance.

After the DB instance is available, modify its parameter group and security group to match the groups associated with the DB instance you restored from. The newly restored DB instance is initially assigned to default parameter and security groups.

Note: You can't restore a DB instance from a DB snapshot that is both shared and encrypted. Instead, make a copy of the DB snapshot and restore the DB instance from the copy.

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Published: 2018-04-13

Updated: 2019-01-08