Posted On: Feb 23, 2023
Starting today Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL supports Cross-Region Automated Backups. This feature extends the existing Amazon RDS backup functionality, giving you the ability to setup automatic replication of system snapshots and transaction logs from a primary Amazon Web Services Region to a secondary Amazon Web Services Region.
The Amazon RDS Cross-Region Automated Backups feature enables additional disaster recovery capabilities for mission critical databases by providing you the ability to restore your database to a specific point in time within your backup retention period. This allows you to quickly resume operations in the event that the primary Amazon Web Services Region becomes unavailable.
Cross-Region automated backup pricing is comprised of the storage for snapshots and the data transfer of the snapshots and the transaction logs. Data transfer between the primary Amazon Web Services Region to a secondary Amazon Web Services Region is billed based on the data transfer pricing of the applicable Amazon Web Services Regions. See Amazon RDS Pricing for up-to-date pricing of instances, storage, data transfer and regional availability.
Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS for MySQL is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about Amazon RDS Cross-region Automated Backups, please visit the Amazon RDS User Guide.