Plugin Title RDS Restorable
Cloud AWS
Category RDS
Description Ensures RDS instances can be restored to a recent point
More Info AWS will maintain a point to which the database can be restored. This point should not drift too far into the past, or else the risk of irrecoverable data loss may occur.
AWS Link http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/USER_PIT.html
Recommended Action Ensure the instance is running and configured properly. If the time drifts too far, consider opening a support ticket with AWS.


Detailed Remediation Steps

  1. Log into the AWS Management Console.
  2. Select the "Services" option and search for RDS.
  3. Scroll down the left navigation panel and choose "Databases".
  4. Select the "Database" that needs to be verified and click on the selected "Databse" from the "DB identifier" column to access the database.
  5. Click on the "Maintenance & backups" under the selected database configuration page.
  6. Scroll down the "Maintenance & backups" tab and check the "Backup".Check the "Automated backups" and "Latest restore time". If "Automated backups" are enabled and "Latest restore time" is showing the latest timestamp than the selected database can be restored.
  7. If the "Latest restore time" is showing timestamp from past than click on the "Support" at the top right panel and click on "Support Center".
  8. Click on the "Create case" button under "My support cases".
  9. Click on the "Technical Support" and open a support ticket with AWS for RDS.

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