The affected RDS database has a short backup retention period (less than 30 days).


Amazon RDS creates a storage volume snapshot of your DB instance, backing up the entire DB instance and not just individual databases. Automated backups automatically back up your DB instance during a specific, user-definable backup window, and keeps the backups for a limited, user-specified period of time (called the backup retention period); you can later recover your database to any point in time during that retention period. You can set the backup retention period when you create a DB instance. If you don’t set the backup retention period, Amazon RDS uses a default period retention period of one day. You can modify the backup retention period; valid values are 0 (for no backup retention) to a maximum of 35 days.

Suggested Action

“Modify the backup retention period to increase it to greater than 30 days.” Working with Automated Backups

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