Amazon RDS automated backup


I can see from the AWS console that my RDS instance is being backed up once a day. From the FAQ I understand that it is being backup on S3. But when I use the console to view my S3 buckets, I don’t see the RDS backup.


  1. How do I get my hands on my RDS backup?
  2. Once I have it how do I use it to restore my DB i.e is it a regular mysqldump file or something else?


OK – I see it under the DB snapshots, Automated Snapshots (Had it selected to Manual Snapshots and hence could not see it)

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