RDS Backup Guide

Step 1 - Log in to CloudCasa

If you don’t already have a CloudCasa account, you can create one now for free!

Step 2 - Add your AWS account(s)

Select the Configuration tab and select Cloud Accounts. Then click Add Cloud Account and select Amazon Web Service. Then click Next and hit the Launch Stack button. This will open a browser tab that will prompt you to sign in to AWS, and will then launch a CloudFormation stack that will grant CloudCasa the access it needs. Be sure to log in as an administrator so that CloudFormation can run.

Do this for each of your AWS account containing RDS databases. After adding your accounts, any RDS databases in them will be auto-discovered and appear in the CloudCasa UI under Databases/Overview.

Step 3 - Define a backup

Go to Databases Backups and click the “Define Backup” button in the upper right corner of the screen. The “Add backup” pane will open, and you will be able to select one or more databases to include in your new backup definition. You can also choose to select the databases to include using AWS tags. In this case, any databases tagged with the name/value pairs you enter at the time the job runs will be selected. Click “Next” once you have chosen databases to proceed to the next page. Here you can set a name for your backup and choose whether or not to have it copy to another region. Then click “Next” again.

Step 4 - Select a Policy for your backup

If you are protecting a database that is part of a Kubernetes application, you may want to use the same backup policy that you use for the application’s namespace. You can also create a new policy, or select “None” if you want to initiate backups manually. When selecting “None”, you can choose to enable the Run Now option to start an ad-hoc backup immediately.

Now click Confirm and your backup definition is done!