I created a read replica from RDS , and I do want to delete it.

I am so worry about affecting the origin RDS which is in PROD .

  • Is it recommended to take snapshots before deletion of read replica instance ?

  • Or it is a safe action , known that AWS console shows the screen when I click on delete?

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Taking a snapshot is never a bad idea when making changes in a production environment.

That said, it should be safe to delete a replica in RDS as long as you don't have any service connected to it.

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