RDS Restore Guide

Step 1

You should first make sure that CloudCasa has your most up-to-date AWS data by running an inventory of your AWS account(s). You can do this by going to the Cloud Accounts page under the Configuration tab, and clicking the Run inventory button for each account that you are interested in. The inventory jobs should complete within a few minutes. You can see their status in the dashboard’s Activity tab.

Step 2

Now for the restore. Under the Databases tab, select Overview, then click the Restore icon next to the database you wish to restore. The Restore RDS Instance pane will appear. Next you must select the recovery point. Depending on what backups are enabled for that database, you can choose recovery of the database state at an arbitrary point in time (Restore from point in time) or recovery of a specific snapshot (Restore from available recovery points). Choose the recovery point you want and click Next. Next enter a name for the restore job (we name our restore jobs for tracking purposes, and so that they can be easily re-run) and the DB identifier you wish to use for the new recovered database.

If you want to restore the database with the same parameters it had before, just click Restore.

If you need to modify the DB parameters for the restore, you can do this by selecting Modify DB Parameters. There you can specify the Subnet Group, VPC Security Group, DB Instance Class, etc. Click Save when you are done to run the restore with your updated parameters.

Step 3

Once the restore starts, you can monitor the status of it in the Activity tab or in the Dashboard. When the status changes from Running to Completed, your recovery is Done!

Note that if you are restoring an Aurora cluster, only the primary read/write instance will be automatically re-created. You will need to manually re-create any additional replicas.