Cross-Region automated backups - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Cross-Region automated backups

By using backup replication in Amazon RDS, you can configure your RDS DB instance to replicate snapshots and transaction logs to a destination Region. When backup replication is configured for a DB instance, RDS starts a cross-Region copy of all snapshots and transaction logs when they're ready. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another Amazon Web Services Region.

Backup replication is available in all Amazon Web Services Regions except the following:

  • Africa (Cape Town)

  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

  • Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)

  • Asia Pacific (Jakarta)

  • Europe (Milan)

  • Europe (Spain)

  • Europe (Zurich)

  • Middle East (Bahrain)

  • Middle East (UAE)

For more detailed information on limitations for source and destination backup Regions, see Replicating automated backups to another Amazon Web Services Region.

Backup replication isn't available with the following engines:

  • RDS for MariaDB

  • RDS for MySQL

Backup replication with RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS supports backup replication for all currently available versions of RDS for Oracle.

Backup replication with RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS supports backup replication for all currently available versions of RDS for PostgreSQL.

Backup replication with RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS supports backup replication for all currently available versions of RDS for SQL Server.

Note

Backup replication isn't supported for encrypted SQL Server DB instances. Make sure to clear the Enable encryption check box when you create a SQL Server DB instance for which you want to use backup replication.