Ensure that your AWS RDS resources have event notifications enabled in order to be notified when an event occurs for a given database instance, database snapshot, database security group or database parameter group. The RDS service groups these events into categories that you can subscribe to so that you can be notified via AWS SNS when an event in that category occurs. For example, if you subscribe to the Backup category for a given RDS database instance, you will be notified whenever a backup-related event occurs for the specified database instance.
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Monitoring is an essential part of maintaining the availability, reliability and performance of your AWS RDS resources. Enabling RDS event notifications will keep you up-to-date on everything that's going on within your Amazon RDS environment.
To determine if your RDS database resources (instances, snapshots, security groups, etc) have event notifications enabled, perform the following:
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To subscribe to Amazon RDS event notifications so you can be notified when an event occurs for a given RDS resource, perform the following actions:Note: As example, this conformity rule demonstrates how to subscribe to the RDS Backup category for a given database instance in order to be notified whenever a backup-related event that affects the specified instance occurs.
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