Restore AWS RDS Databases On-Premises

AWS, RDS, SQL Server, Uncategorized
Did you know that you can restore AWS RDS databases to a SQL Server 2022 instance running locally using native backup and restore? Well you can. Let's talk about it. Why S3? So, why put backups on S3 at all? Two big reasons. Let's say you're mostly, or strictly, on-premises with your servers. You can use S3 storage on AWS as a way to get your backups offsite. I just recently tried to help someone in the forums who was taking backups, but not testing them in any way, only to find that their local storage had become corrupted and when they needed the backup, it wasn't there. First, of course, they should be testing their backups. However, in addition, they should have moved the backup to an offsite location.…
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