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Snapshot your RDS databases and copy the snapshots to other AWS accounts on a scheduled basis for disaster recovery.
This module, along with the lambda-share-snapshot and
lambda-copy-shared-snapshot modules, can be used to backup your RDS database
to another AWS account (e.g., for disaster recovery) on a configurable schedule. Under the hood, each module runs a
Lambda function that instructs your database to take a snapshot (this module), share the snapshot with another account
lambda-share-snapshot module), and make a copy of the snapshot (
Standalone functions for taking snapshots, sharing snapshots, and copying snapshots that can be combined in many different ways
You can combine them to copy snapshots across AWS accounts and regions
Configurable backup schedule (e.g., using cron expressions)
Clean up old snapshots automatically using the lambda-cleanup-snapshots module.
This repo is a part of the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library, a collection of reusable, battle-tested, production ready infrastructure code. If you’ve never used the Infrastructure as Code Library before, make sure to read How to use the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library!
RDS documentation: Amazon’s docs for RDS that cover core concepts such as the types of databases supported, security, backup & restore, and monitoring.
Designing Data Intensive Applications: the best book we’ve found for understanding data systems, including relational databases, NoSQL, replication, sharding, consistency, and so on.
modules: the main implementation code for this repo, broken down into multiple standalone, orthogonal submodules.
modules/rds: use this module to deploy all non-Amazon databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and SQL Server.
modules/aurora: use this module to deploy all Amazon’s Aurora and Aurora Serverless databases.
modules/lambda-create-snapshot: use this module and the other
lambda-xxx-snapshot modules to create custom snapshots of your databases and copy those snapshots to other
examples: This folder contains working examples of how to use the submodules.
test: Automated tests for the modules and examples.
If you just want to try this repo out for experimenting and learning, check out the following resources:
examples folder: The
examples folder contains sample code optimized for learning, experimenting,
and testing (but not production usage).
If you want to deploy this repo in production, check out the following resources:
rds module in the Acme example Reference Architecture: Production-ready sample code from the Acme Reference Architecture examples.
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Contributions to this repo are very welcome and appreciated! If you find a bug or want to add a new feature or even contribute an entirely new module, we are very happy to accept pull requests, provide feedback, and run your changes through our automated test suite.
Please see Contributing to the Gruntwork Infrastructure as Code Library for instructions.
Please see LICENSE.txt for details on how the code in this repo is licensed.
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