MsSql express export from local pc to RDS, how to transfer NDF/LDF files?

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First time mssql admin here. Never worked with mssql before I might asked question improperly.
Couldn’t find any posts mentioning ndf/ldf files import to AWS RDS mssql database.

Is data from these files included in mssql backup or we need to import NDF/LDF files separately?
We are using latest Express db.

How to solve :

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Method 1

convention is that ndf is used for the 2nd & subsequent data file & ldf for the transaction log file – so YES these are included in your database backup. Also worth noting that these are just conventions and you can give the files any extension you like.

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