Hourly Incremental RDS Backup


Good afternoon!

I would like to set up an incremental backup every hour for a specific RDS on AWS, but in the settings, I can't find anything similar, only a daily backup option. I also searched for this feature in the AWS backup section but didn't succeed, as the only available hourly backup was not incremental. Does AWS offer any similar resource that I could use? If not, is there any tool I could utilize for this purpose?

Thank you in advance.

Thank you, Paulo Silva

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RDS supports incremental backups (I provided some links and info below). This first job will create a full and any subsequent backup will be an incremental.


Incremental backups "AWS Backup efficiently stores your periodic backups incrementally. The first backup of an AWS resource backs up a full copy of your data. For each successive incremental backup, only the changes to your AWS resources are backed up. Incremental backups enable you to benefit from the data protection of frequent backups while minimizing storage costs (backups to cold storage are full backups)."

For a list of which resources support incremental backups, see Feature availability by resource. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/aws-backup/latest/devguide/whatisbackup.html#features-by-resource

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