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Restoring a DB Instance from a Backup

Updated at: May 26, 2020 GMT+08:00

Scenarios

This section describes how to use an automated or manual backup to restore a DB instance to the status when the backup was created.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click Service List. Under Database, click RDS. The RDS console is displayed.
  4. On the Backups & Restorations page, locate the target backup and click Restore in the Operation column.

    Alternatively, click the target DB instance on the Instance Management page. On the displayed page, choose Backups & Restorations. On the displayed page, select the target backup to be restored and click Restore in the Operation column.

  5. In the displayed dialog box, configure required information and click OK.

    1. Select a restoration method and click OK.
      • Create New Instance
        The Create New Instance page is displayed.
        • The DB engine and version are the same as those of the original DB instance and cannot be changed. The database port number is 1433 by default and cannot be changed during the restoration.
        • The original DB instance can be restored to the same or a later DB engine version, as shown in Table 1.
          Table 1 Restoring to specific DB engine versions

          Original DB Engine Version

          Restore To

          2008 Standard Edition

          2008 Standard Edition

          2012 Web Edition

          2012 Web Edition

          2012 Standard Edition

          2012 Enterprise Edition

          2012 Standard Edition

          2012 Standard Edition

          2012 Enterprise Edition

          2012 Enterprise Edition

          2012 Enterprise Edition

          2014 Standard Edition

          2014 Standard Edition

          2014 Enterprise Edition

          2014 Enterprise Edition

          2014 Enterprise Edition

          2016 Standard Edition

          2016 Standard Edition

          2016 Enterprise Edition

          2016 Enterprise Edition

          2016 Enterprise Edition

          2017 Web Edition

          2017 Web Edition

          2017 Standard Edition

          2017 Enterprise Edition

          2017 Standard Edition

          2017 Standard Edition

          2017 Enterprise Edition

          2017 Enterprise Edition

          2017 Enterprise Edition

        • Storage space of the new DB instance is the same as that of the original DB instance by default and cannot be less than that of the original DB instance. The administrator password needs to be reset.
        • Other settings are the same as those of the original DB instance by default and can be modified. For details, see Buying an RDS Microsoft SQL Server DB Instance.
      • Restore to Existing
        • If you have enabled the operation protection function, click Send Code in the displayed Identify Verification dialog box and enter the obtained verification code. Then, click OK.

          Second authentication is required to improve the security of your account and cloud product. For details about how to enable operation protection, see the Identity and Access Management User Guide.

        • Restoring to an existing DB instance will overwrite data on it and cause the existing DB instance to be unavailable.
        • To restore backup data to an existing DB instance, the selected DB instance must be in the same VPC as the original DB instance and must have the same DB engine and the same or later version than the original DB instance.
        • Ensure that the storage space of the selected DB instance is greater than or equal to the storage space of the original DB instance. Otherwise, data will not be restored.
        • DB instances with the TDE function enabled cannot be restored from backups to existing DB instances.

        Select an existing DB instance and click Next.

    2. Select the databases to be restored. You can rename these databases as required. If you do not enter a new name, the original database name will be used.
      • The new database names must be different from each other and must be different from the original database names.
      • The new database names cannot contain the following fields (case-insensitive): rdsadmin, master, msdb, tempdb, model, and resource.
      • Each database name consists of 1 to 64 characters. Only letters, digits, hyphens (-), and underscores (_) are allowed.

  6. View the restoration result. The result depends on which restoration method was selected:

    • Create New Instance

      A new DB instance is created using the backup data. The status of the DB instance changes from Creating to Available.

      The new DB instance is independent from the original one.

    • Restore to Existing

      On the Instance Management page, the status of the DB instance changes from Restoring to Available.

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