RDS policies

A Clumio RDS policy defines when a snapshot, or backup of your Amazon RDS instances should be generated and how long the snapshot or backup data should be retained.

Creating an RDS policy

  1. Navigate to Protect > Backup policies. Click Create. The Create policy wizard displays.
  2. Type a name for the new policy.
  3. Select RDS resources from the Add asset types drop down menu.
  4. On the Configure RDS screen, select frequency and retention options. For example, if you need to retain backups for less than 3 months and your workloads demand quick recovery from operational disruptions, choose daily or weekly backup frequency and retention periods of less than 3 months (or the equivalent in hours/days/weeks).
    If you need to retain your backups for longer periods to meet compliance requirements or you need to use the logical data retrieval capability, choose weekly, monthly, or yearly backup frequencies and retention periods longer than 3 months.
  5. On the Additional options panel,
    1. You can choose to specify a window of time when the backups can take place, select the Start time checkbox and specify the time zone and start and end times of the backup window, if you don't select specific times, the backup window is for 24 hours. You can also choose to select just the start time for when backups should be taken as end time is optional.
    2. Select a tier to store your backups from SecureVault Standard or SecureVault Archive. Your use case should determine how long you want to retain your backups and which storage tier to use to store those backups.
    3. Choose a backup destination to store your backups. In-region backups are kept in the same region as the asset being backed up. If you select a different region as the asset being backed up (out-of-region) to store your backups, additional AWS transfer fees may apply.
    4. You can also choose to enable Clumio-managed AWS snapshots. These snapshots are taken by AWS and stored in your AWS account. Select frequency and retention options per your requirements.
      NOTE: If you later make changes to these frequency and retention settings from the AWS management console, Clumio resyncs with AWS once every day and the AWS changes will be reflected in CLumio.
  6. Review your selections on the Create policy page. Your selections are organized into frequency and retention sets based on the asset types that support those settings. You can add new or edit existing asset types. You can also edit the Additional options you selected.
  7. Click Save to save the policy and have it display on the Backup policies page.

Next, create a protection rule to apply the policy you just created to your RDS resources, see create a protection rule for more information.

Editing an RDS policy

You can edit a policy from the Create policy screen of the wizard before you save it, or later from the Backup policies page.

To edit a policy, click the edit icon.

Deleting an RDS policy

Deleting a policy will not affect any backups that have been generated by the policy in the past. Deleted policies cannot be recovered. A policy cannot be deleted if it is protecting workloads. Before you delete a policy, remove it from all of the data sources to which it is applied.

To delete a policy, click the delete icon.