RDS Restore snapshot


I am writing to seek clarification on a specific aspect of RDS snapshot restoration from S3.

If I choose to restore an RDS snapshot from S3, could you kindly confirm whether it will replace my current RDS instance or if it will be added as an additional RDS under my existing list of RDS instances?

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Short answer - new.

You can create a new DB instance by restoring from a DB snapshot. You provide the name of the DB snapshot to restore from, and then provide a name for the new DB instance that is created from the restore. You can't restore from a DB snapshot to an existing DB instance; a new DB instance is created when you restore.


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