Amazon extends backup period for cloud databases

Amazon Web Services has extended the amount of time people can store backups of their relational database service virtual machines.The extension, which takes the maximum backup retention period to 35 days from eight, has been done to help customers that need to retain at least a month's worth of backups for compliance, Amazon announced in a blog post on Tuesday.

Amazon Web Services has extended the amount of time people can store backups of their relational database service virtual machines.

The extension, which takes the maximum backup retention period to 35 days from eight, has been done to help customers that need to retain at least a month's worth of backups for compliance, Amazon announced in a blog post on Tuesday.

The relational database service (RDS) lets organisations run MySQL or Oracle databases within the Amazon cloud.

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