Updated on 2023-12-28 GMT+08:00

Creating a Manual Backup


RDS allows you to create manual backups for an available DB instance. You can use these backups to restore data.


  • When you delete a DB instance, its automated backups are also deleted but its manual backups are retained.
  • The backup name must be unique.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Databases > Relational Database Service.
  3. On the Instances page, locate the target DB instance and choose More > Create Backup in the Operation column.
  4. In the displayed dialog box, enter a backup name and description. Then, click OK.

    • The backup name must consist of 4 to 64 characters and start with a letter. It can contain only uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).
    • The description consists of a maximum of 256 characters and cannot contain carriage return characters or the following special characters: >!<"&'=
    • The time required for creating a manual backup depends on the amount of data.

  5. After a manual backup has been created, you can view and manage it on the Backups page.

    Alternatively, click the target DB instance. On the Backups & Restorations page, you can view and manage the manual backups.