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View Detailed RDS Information

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Once an RDS Instance is launched you can view more detailed information.

  • Name- The unique name/identifier for the RDS instance.
  • Engine- The version of the MySQL or Oracle engine of the RDS instance.
  • Status- The
  • Endpoint address- The DNS name of a DB instance. The endpoint address includes the RDS instance's name (AWS ID) and EC2 region. (e.g.
  • Endpoint port - The RDS instance's endpoint port. If you leave this field blank (recommended), the default port for MySQL (3306) will be used.
  • Allocated storage in GB - The size of the RDS instance in GB that's allocated for storage. Valid Range: 5-1024GB. (Default: 25)
  • instance class-
  • Availability Zone - The availability zone into which the RDS instance will be created and launched. The default is "any", meaning an availability zone is selected at random from the correct region. For billing purposes, you might want to use the same availability zone as the Server instances that will be connecting to it.
  • Multi-AZ - Indicates that the RDS instance will be used in a multiple availability zone configuration. If true (checked) then the Availability Zone must not be selected. If checked, Amazon will create a redundant copy of the instance in a different availability zone however, you will only have access to the main instance and not the copy.
  • License model - The options available are ???bring-your-own-licence??? which means it's an existing Oracle Database license, ???license-is-included??? means it's a Windows SQL database, and ???general-public-license??? means it's a MySQL database.
  • DB name - This is the name for the Oracle System ID (SID) you???re connected to. The default is ???oracl???. Note if you are connected to an instance other than Oracle, this field may be left blank.
  • Auto minor version upgrade - If this field was checked when created, Amazon automatically upgraded the instance's version of MySQL. For example, if your instance is using MySQL v5.1.50 and Amazon later supports v5.1.51 for RDS instances, your instance's MySQL engine will automatically be upgraded at that time during one of the maintenance windows.
  • Create at- The date and time the RDS instance was created.
  • Preferred maintenance window - AWS will periodically perform maintenance on your RDS instance. Specify a 4-hour window (GMT timezone) during non peak time that's ideal for maintenance purposes. (Day:HH:MM-Day:HH:MM) If this field is left blank, the default window will be used (sun:05:00-sun:09:00).
  • Preferred backup window - AWS will automatically perform a daily backup your database during your predefined backup window. Specify a 2-hour window (GMT timezone) for backups (HH:MM-HH:MM). If this field is left blank, the default window will be used (03:00-05:00).
  • Backup retention period - AWS performs regular backups of the RDS instance. For typical workloads, you should be able to restore your database to any point in time within your retention period, up to the last five minutes. Specify the desired length of your retention period in number of days. Valid Range: 1-8 (Default: 1)
  • Master username - The username to log into MySQL.
  • Master user password - The password to log into MySQL.
  • RDS Security Group(s) - The name of the RDS security group. Multiple security groups can be associated to an RDS instance.
  • RDS Parameter Group - The RDS Parameter. Only one RDS Parameter can be associated to an RDS instance.

Action Buttons

  • Snapshot - Create a manual snapshot of the RDS Instance at this point in time. (Note: You cannot create a snapshot of a Read Replica.)
  • Restore - AWS gives you the ability to restore the RDS Instance using to a particular point in time within the specified retention period. For typical workloads, you should be able to restore your database up to the last five minutes.
  • Modify - Once an RDS Instance is available, you can still modify some of its configuration settings.
  • Reboot - Reboots the RDS Instance. Performing this action will not change the endpoint address.
  • Launch Read Replica - If you're viewing a source RDS instance, you can launch a Read Replica RDS instance.
  • Terminate - Shuts down the RDS Instance. When you terminate an RDS Instance an RDS Snapshot will automatically be created before the instance actually shuts down. (e.g. myrds-final-snapshot-timestamp)
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