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?

enter image description here

1 Answer 1


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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.