Ensure that your Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) instances have Deletion Protection feature enabled in order to protect them from being accidentally deleted. Deletion protection is supported by all AWS RDS engines as well as the Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL database engines.
With Deletion Protection safety feature enabled, you have the guarantee that your AWS RDS database instances cannot be accidentally deleted and make sure that your data remains safe. Deletion protection prevents any existing or new RDS database instances from being deleted by a user using the AWS Management Console, using CLI or API calls unless the feature is explicitly disabled.
To determine if your Amazon RDS database instances are protected against accidental deletion, perform the following:
To enable Deletion Protection feature for your existing AWS RDS database instances, perform the following actions: