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RDS offers Recycle Bin as emergency solution

Description Use Case:

In the past, when a database was deleted, all of its backups and the database were automatically deleted, as expected.

From now on, after deleting a database, a single backup will be automatically triggered and is based from the current state before the deletion process started and the backup is then stored in the Recycle Bin. All backups will then be deleted.

The default value for trash is 7 days (maximum value) and can be adjusted down to 1 (minimum value).


1) User deletes a database

Screenshot RDS Database

2) User confirms deletion from database

Screenshot user deletes a database

3) Backup of the status before the deletion process was carried out and ONLY the most recent status of the database content remains saved in the form of a backup.

Screenshot status deletion process

4) After the backup has been successfully executed, the rebuild is activated as a link on the right-hand side and you can then restore the database at any time.

Important note: Retention period changes apply only to DB instances that are deleted after the changes.

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