How to do differential backups in SQL Server rds instance?


From https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/native-backup-rds-sql-server/

To set up a native backup of the SQL Server database, use the following services:

An Amazon S3 bucket to store your backup files
An AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role to access the bucket
The SQLSERVER_BACKUP_RESTORE option added to an option group on the DB instance

exec msdb.dbo.rds_backup_database @source_db_name='database_name', @s3_arn_to_backup_to='arn:aws:s3:::bucket_name/file_name_and_extension', @overwrite_S3_backup_file=1;

After that you can use similar command to create diff backup:

exec msdb.dbo.rds_backup_database 
@source_db_name='database_name', @s3_arn_to_backup_to='arn:aws:s3:::bucket_name/diff_file_name_and_extension', 
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