Amazon RDS SQL Server is a cloud database from Amazon, one of its differences from classic SQL Server is the way it performs backups. RDS SQL Server does not support the T-SQL BACKUP DATABASE construction but instead offers several other approaches such as restore point-in-time, snapshots, native backup to S3, and Export Data-tier Application.
Here are ways to perform a backup and restore:
- Snapshot creation
- Native backup to S3
- Export bacpac\dacpac
- Via SQLBackupAndFTP