I accidentally deleted my Amazon RDS for MySQL instance

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What do I do if I accidentally delete my Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL instance? How can I prevent this from happening again?


If you've accidentally deleted your Amazon RDS for MySQL instance, you can use an earlier snapshot of the DB instance to restore the instance.

To restore a DB instance from a snapshot in Amazon RDS, perform the following steps:

1.    Open the Amazon RDS console.

2.    In the navigation pane, choose Snapshots.

3.    Choose the DB snapshot that you want to restore from.

4.    For Actions, choose Restore snapshot.

5.    On the Restore snapshot page, for DB instance identifier, enter the name of your restored DB instance.

6.    Choose Restore DB instance.

Additionally, consider the following best practices to prevent any future incidents where your instance is accidentally deleted:

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