Copying & Sharing RDS Snapshots

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This lesson explores the different strategies that are available for when you need to both back up and restore your AWS databases across Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon DynamoDB. During this lesson, you will learn about the different backup features that are available in Amazon RDS and DynamoDB, how to identify the differences between them, and when you should use one over the other. The lesson also explains how to copy and share RDS snapshots across regions and AWS accounts.

The concepts covered in this lesson are complemented with guided demonstrations from the AWS platform, to ensure you get a real-world understanding of them. If you have any feedback relating to this lesson, feel free to get in touch with us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce you to the different backup features that are available in Amazon RDS and DynamoDB
  • Identify the differences between the different backup features and when you should use one over the other
  • Explain how to copy and share RDS snapshots across regions and AWS accounts

Intended Audience

This lesson has been designed for those who are responsible for maintaining AWS database solutions at an operational level. It is also suitable for anyone looking to take the AWS Certified Database Specialty certification.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this lesson, you should be familiar with Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB at a foundational level. For more information on these databases, please see our existing lesson here.

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