Getting this error on AWS RDS with MS SQL

Database XXX cannot be restored because there is already an existing database with the same file_guids on the instance.

I've imported from S3 once, it worked. Deleted the database and tried to import a more recent version FULL DB and it broke.

I've created a new instance also but still get the error. I can import other DBs from S3 fine.

Anyone have any ideas that can help?

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    I deleted all the instances and created a new one and it worked.
    – Alessandro
    Sep 19 '17 at 3:52

yes you need to extract the BACPAC file

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    Can you expand on your answer? Please provide an explanation as to why you think this will resolve the problem that the OP is having. Jan 21 '18 at 1:10

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