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Folks, Since ELB is not available for load balancing RDS instances, what methodology do you recommend to load balance read replicas? RR Route53 DNS entries? Or something more clever?


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Have you considered the load balancing built in to RDS via RD Connection Broker using Farms? – Scott Chamberlain Mar 28 '13 at 17:36
@ScottChamberlain thanks! but the question was more towards AWS :) – CMag Mar 29 '13 at 13:52

You should check out using HAProxy in TCP mode to load balance the RDS instances.


Lots of guides available by searching "HAProxy MySQL", etc.

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The MySQL project has their own proxy for MySQL as well:

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