I'm trying to Create a new AWS RDS SQL Server instance of only one database from a snapshot.

I've gone through the AWS documentation, but according to it when I restore from a snapshot it will create all the databases that were in it.

I wanted to just create a new instance with just one specific database from the snapshot.

I was hoping to achieve it using AWS SDK for .NET either using powershell or C#.

2 Answers 2


RDS Snapshots capture the entire server.

There isn't a way to restore only one database.


Create a new RDS instance from the snapshot. Then extract the single database from it and populate your specific dB. Once done, remove the new instance you no longer need.

  • but then why would you even restore it?
    – Nigel Fds
    Aug 12, 2021 at 0:51

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