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Why Has My Automated Backup Failed?

Possible causes of automated backup failures are as follows:

  1. The network environment is unstable, due to issues such as network delay or interruption. RDS will detect these problems and trigger an automated backup after half an hour. You can also perform a manual backup before then.
  2. The complexity of multi-task executions has resulted in problems such as task queuing or interruption. RDS will detect these problems and trigger an automated backup after half an hour. You can also perform a manual backup before then.
  3. A DB instance status is unavailable, possibly because the DB instance is faulty or being modified. RDS will trigger an automated backup after the DB instance status returns to normal. You can also perform a manual backup before then.
  4. A parameter change is incorrect. For example, a DB instance may be faulty after a parameter group containing incorrectly changed parameters apply to it. You can check whether original and current values are correct, check whether any related parameters also need to be changed, reset the parameter group, or reboot the DB instance.
  5. An error has occurred during data import.

    For example, system table records are lost due to inappropriate data import.

    For RDS MySQL, you can import data again by referring to section Importing Data.

    For RDS PostgreSQL, you can import data again by referring to section Importing Data.

    For RDS Microsoft SQL Server, you can import data again by referring to section Importing Data.

    If the problem persists, contact technical support.