Configuring a DB instance

This page was generated from content adapted from the AWS Developer Guide

Creating a DB instance

  • Important Before you can create an Amazon RDS DB instance, you must complete the tasks in Setting up for Amazon RDS.
  • Note In the following procedure, Standard create is enabled, and Easy create isn't enabled. This procedure uses Microsoft SQL Server as an example. For examples that use Easy create to walk you through creating and connecting to sample DB instances for each engine, see Getting started with Amazon RDS.

Working with option groups

  • Note Currently, you can't copy an option group to a different AWS Region.
  • Note If you specify a security group as a value for an option in an option group, manage the security group by modifying the option group. You can't change or remove this security group by modifying a DB instance. Also, the security group doesn't appear in the DB instance details in the AWS Management Console or in the output for the AWS CLI command describe-db-instances.
  • Note If you specify a security group as a value for an option in an option group, you manage the security group by modifying the option group. You can't change or remove this security group by modifying a DB instance. Also, the security group doesn't appear in the DB instance details in the AWS Management Console or in the output for the AWS CLI command describe-db-instances.
  • Note You can't modify the option group of an automated DB snapshot.

Working with parameter groups

  • Note Some DB engines offer additional features that you can add to your database as options in an option group. For information about option groups, see Working with option groups.