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Turning Back Time with Amazon Aurora Backtrack

May 10, 2018


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced Amazon Aurora Backtrack, a new feature that provides an “undo option” for a production database. Backtrack can be enabled by customers for newly-launched Aurora database clusters by specifying how far back in time they want to rewind, and then using the database as usual.

This option applies to newly created MySQL-compatible Aurora database clusters and to MySQL-compatible clusters that have been restored from a backup. Users must opt-in when they create or restore a cluster; they cannot enable it for a running cluster. The feature is available now in all AWS Regions where Amazon Aurora runs.

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