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Scenario 1: Creating an RDS Full Backup Migration Task

Updated at: Mar 27, 2020 GMT+08:00

This section describes how to migrate RDS full backup files. You can use the full backups of Microsoft SQL Server DB instances in the cloud to migrate data.

This section describes how to create a backup migration task on the DRS console.


  • You have logged in to the DRS console.
  • Your account balance is greater than or equal to $0 USD.
  • For details about backup migration, see Backup Migration.
  • For details about constraints on DRS usage, see Before You Start.


  1. On the Backup Migration Management page, click Create Migration Task.
  2. On the Select Backup page, specify information about the task and backup files. Then, click Next.

    Figure 1 Specifying the migration task information
    Table 1 Migration task information



    Task Name

    The task name consists of 4 to 64 characters, starts with a letter, and can contain only letters (case-insensitive), digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).


    The description consists of a maximum of 256 characters and cannot contain the following special characters: !=<>'&"


    Tags a task. This configuration is optional. You can use tags to manage migration tasks. A maximum of 10 tags can be added for each task.

    After a task is created, you can view its tag details on the Tags tab. For detailed operations, see Tag Management.

    Figure 2 Backup file information
    Table 2 Backup file information



    Database Type

    Select Microsoft SQL Server.

    Backup File Source

    Select RDS full backup.


    Select a backup file whose status is Completed.

  3. On the Select Destination page, specify database information and click Next.

    Figure 3 Database information
    Table 3 Database information



    Destination RDS DB Instance Name

    Select a destination RDS DB instance. If no RDS DB instance is available, you can buy one by referring to the Buy a DB Instance section in the Relational Database Service Getting Started.

    Backup Database Name

    After you select the destination RDS DB instance, all databases to be restored are automatically displayed. You can select databases to be restored as required and rename them.

    • Backup Database Name: Name of the database to be restored.
    • New Database Name: The backup database name must consist of 1 to 64 characters. It can contain only uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_). If the name is not specified, the original database name is used.

    The backup database can be renamed. A maximum of 100 backup databases can be created.

  4. On the Confirm Task page, check configuration details, read and agree to the agreement, and click Next.
  5. In the task list on the Backup Migration Management page, check whether the task is in the Restoring status. If the migration is successful, the task status becomes Successful.

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