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I host my most valuable data on Amazon RDS. What is the failure rate of Amazon RDS, and what provisions do they have in place for high availability and data redundancy?

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RDS has plenty of default options for reliability and redundancy - see the AWS documentation.

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Hi Gareth, thanks for your reply, but this doesn't answer my question. –  chrism2671 Sep 22 '10 at 11:22
    
The automated backups are binary logs, which may be stored in the same place as the database itself- it doesn't say. Furthermore, there is no indication of what the failure rate is of RDS, which is important in determining what measures are necessary. –  chrism2671 Sep 22 '10 at 11:23
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