Setting up AWS RDS MSSQL instance from .bak file

I am trying to set up a MSSQL database on Amazon’s RDS system. I have an instance of the database as a .bak file on S3 (and a local filesystem). I can’t figure out how to populate the database with this .bak file. Is there an easy to access tool?

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    Amazon RDS for SQL Server does not allow you to import data via a backup file.

    Your choices are:

    • Generate and Publish Scripts Wizard
    • Import and Export Wizard
    • Bulk copy feature

    The Amazon RDS Users Guide has good explanations of how to do this with all three choices. See here.

    AWS now supports MS SQL data restoring from a bak in S3. Attached a link with all the steps needed:

    https://trailheadtechnology.com/blog/restoring-a-sql-server-backup-to-amazon-rds

    Also this is the official AWS documentation:

    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/SQLServer.Procedural.Importing.html

    MS SQL Server is a Microsoft SQL Database product, include sql server standard, sql server management studio, sql server express and so on.