Sunday, March 30, 2014

Backup of an Oracle DB on RDS and EC2

When you use RDS, the Oracle database is automatically backed up to S3 for you. You can also take a DB snapshot at anytime or schedule snap shots.  The cost of the backup is included in the price of the database.  You will be charged for the storage in S3 for snapshots.

Amazon RDS enables automated backups of your DB Instance with a 1 day retention period. Free backup storage is limited to the size of your provisioned database and only applies to active DB Instances. For example, if you have 10GB-months of provisioned database storage, AWS will provide at most 10GB-months of backup storage at no additional charge.

You can not use tools like Oracle RMAN or the Oracle Secure Backup for S3 to backup Oracle RDS.

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