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Elastic Beanstalk has built in support for RDS. But, I want to use Postgresql with Elastic Beanstalk. Which will be the best approach for doing this?

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Have you checked the Elastic Beanstalk documentation or talked to the folks at Amazon? From what I can glean from a 30 second google search you can use whatever DB you want, so this is really a programming question at best, and a Tech Support question at worst - I'm not sure how Server Fault can help you here... –  voretaq7 Dec 9 '12 at 2:17
    
Elastic Beanstalk documentation does say that you can use any DB that you want but doesn't provide any documentation on how to configure it. –  movingahead Dec 9 '12 at 9:15
    
configure the database, or configure EBS? The former we can help you with (though the Postgres docs are probably better than we are) - the latter I'm not sure is really "system administration" -- I can reopen this but you may not get great answers... –  voretaq7 Dec 10 '12 at 2:58
    
I was looking for some pointers on how to add an EC2 instance to Beanstalk which will run POstgres. I understand that this may not be appropriate for this forum. Thanks anyways for your comments. –  movingahead Dec 11 '12 at 10:38
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You can set your custom postgres database running anywhere and make your rails application to use it from your database.yml file settings.

For e.g.

You can get a hosted postgres instance on Heroku Postgres - it gives very nicely formatted configuration details for ActiveRecord. You just have to get them in your database.yml file.

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