# Amazon RDS backup guide
You can back up your MySQL Amazon RDS databases using SimpleBackups similar to how you back up MySQL databases.
You will need to:
- Obtain the database credentials and the endpoint (hostname) shown below
- Allow SimpleBackups to connect to your Amazon RDS database
# Step 1.
Obtain the database credentials and the endpoint (hostname)
# Step 2.
Allow SimpleBackups to connect to your Amazon RDS database To do this, you can either add your server to SimpleBackups assuming that your server is whitelisted and can connect to your RDS instance, or you can use one of our cool features which is the Stand-alone Database Backup Server.
You can add the Database Backup Server by going to the database backup creation page (opens new window) and clicking "Enable Remote Database Backups". Afterwards you will find a server added under your account which you can use when creating database backups.
Once the server is added you will need to grant it access to your RDS database by following this tutorial.