Have you ever deleted something very important, which you can’t easily revert? Have you been surprised when you drop the table accidentally? Have you typed “the destroy” instead of “apply” and deleted all cloud resources?

There are many cases you accidentally mistake something and find it’s really difficult to go back to the previous status. And Oops recovery is NOT a backup/restore strategy.

If you have the database and read replica, your backup/restore plan is to promote the read replica to the master (primary) one. It may be a good one but not for the “Oops situation”