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  5. Backups and Restorations
  6. Downloading a Backup File

Downloading a Backup File


This section describes how to download a manual or an automated backup file to a local device and restore data from the backup file.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click Service List. Under Database, click Relational Database Service to go to the RDS console.
  4. On the Backup Management page, locate the backup to be downloaded and click Download in the Operation column.
  5. In the displayed dialog box, select a method to download backup data.


    If the size of the backup data is greater than 400 MB, you are advised to use OBS Browser to download the backup data.

    • Use OBS Browser to download backup data.
      1. Install OBS Browser and log in to it.

        For details about how to log in to OBS Browser, see section Logging In to OBS Browser in the Object Storage Service User Guide.

      2. Add an external bucket.

        In the Create Bucket dialog box of OBS Browser, select Add external bucket and enter the bucket name displayed on Download Backup File of the RDS console.

        For details about how to add external buckets, see section Adding External Buckets in the Object Storage Service User Guide.

      3. Download the backup data.

        In the search box on the right of OBS Browser, enter the backup file name displayed on Download Backup File of the RDS console. For Microsoft SQL Server databases, you can download backup data of a single database.

    • Use the current browser to download backup data.

      Download the backup data directly from the browser.

    • Use the URL to download backup data.

      You can copy the URL within the validity period and use another download tools to download backup data. For MySQL and PostgreSQL DB instances, the URL of the selected backup file is displayed. For Microsoft SQL Server DB instances, the URLs of all the backup files are displayed. You can download the backup files of a single database.

  6. You can use the downloaded backup files to restore data locally based on service requirements.