Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)

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amazon dynamoDB or MySQL for storing large arrays inside each row

I am trying to decide which database I should use for an application I'm making. I was leaning toward dynamoDB because of its scalability, but then I read in the documentation which said: there ...
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RDS Replication across regions

We are using Amazon AWS for our web services but given the recent instabilities in their infrastructure, we are trying to figure out how to run our application across multiple regions for additional ...
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On Amazon Web Services what is the difference between SQL Server Standard and SQL Server Web?

I noticed that SQL Server Web is vastly cheaper than SQL Server Standard on Amazon Web Services. Why is that? What am I missing if I use SQL Server Web instead of Standard?
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Amazon AWS VPC Performance Advantages

We have a simple setup that consists of... 1 EC Instance for HTTP/PHP requests 1 RDS Instance for our Database requests Currently our two servers do not use VPC to communicate. I was wondering if ...
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How can I tell if I would benefit from upgrading my Amazon RDS instance?

I have several sites with very high traffic - all hosted on Heroku and all of which access a db.m1.large mySQL Amazon RDS instance - and would like to know if there would be a performance benefit in ...
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What is the Amazon RDS tenancy model?

My organization would like to better understand the Amazon RDS architecture. In particular, my managers would like to understand RDS's "tenancy" model, that is, how the service accommodates multiple ...
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AWS document on number of databases allowed on an Amazon RDS instance

At the Amazon RDS FAQ there is the question "What is a database instance (DB Instance)?". The entire answer (as of mid-June 2012) is: You can think of a DB Instance as a database environment in ...
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Tool to test MySQL latency [closed]

I want to compare the latency of my web application against two different MySQL servers: one a local machine and one hosted via Amazon RDS. What would be a good, free, and (preferably) easy tool to ...
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AWS - bigger EC2 instance or DB split

I am running a website of off a small EC2 instance. The memory on the instance is maxed out, mostly due to SQL server process. I am thinking about either upgrading to a medium instance or staying with ...
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What is the best JDBC connection URI for AWS RDS instances?

When using an Amazon Web Services RDS instance from a Java application, what is the best JDBC connection string? It should tolerate the instance falling over to the standby. AWS handles flipping the ...
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Amazon RDS: What are IO Requests?

I have an RDS instance that is costing me a lot of money. From my account activity on amazon I see that the instance has had about 800,000,000 IO requests over the past 7 days. To give you a little ...
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How can I setup a VPN for remote users to connect to a AWS RDS server?

I have remote developers that travel and have constantly changing IP addresses. I would like them to be able to connect to a VPN running on a instance on EC2. Once they are connected to the VPN with a ...
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Amazone RDS change Class or copy to new instance

I have a RDS instance and I want to change this class to a smaller class, from xlarge to large. I try to do this in console, but it doesn't work. May be it's easier to create new instance and copy ...
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I/O intensive MySql server on Amazon AWS

We recently moved from a traditional Data Center to cloud computing on AWS. We are developing a product in partnership with another company, and we need to create a database server for the product ...
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Cannot connect to MySQL on RDS (Amazon Web Services) from my laptop

I'm having some trouble connecting to a MySQL 5.1 server on an RDS instance on AWS from my laptop. The detailed description of the problem is here: ...
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mysql 5.5 character encoding in Amazon RDS

I recently setup mysql 5.5.20 database in Amazon RDS with movable type but actual character encoding doesn't take effect. I change the parameter group setting to utf8 like below. ...
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Ways to auto scale MySQL servers?

I run a site which has high traffic surges and because of that auto scaling solutions is very profitable for this case. Currently the web server is able to horizontally auto scale but the bottleneck ...
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Amazon RDS: encryption on port 3306?

It looks like Amazon's RDS instances have encryption turned off for their connections - is there a way to turn on SSL encryption on RDS instances?
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Efficient plan for backing up EC2 instance, EBS volumes and RDS DBs

I have an EBS-based EC2 instance (ebs_vol_1) which mounts and extra EBS volume (ebs_vol_2), and DB in RDS. Is tacking a snapshot of ebs_vol_1 & ebs_vol_2, enough for preventing data-loss? Is ...
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Parser or export for slow queries table (mysql.slow_log) on AWS RDS?

So I turned on slow query logging in my Amazon RDS instance (via the method here), and now I'm wondering how to parse the data collected in the slow queries table (mysql.slow_log). Can I use the ...
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Is there a way to obtain the list of client machines which connect to an EC2 instance

We would like to monitor the list of client machines (IP addresses, login, logout times) which connect (e.g. via ssh) into a Amazon EC2 | RDS instance
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Amazon AWS mysql RDS Cluster with outside AWS?

I'm now using AWS RDS multi-AZ with great results, the problem is that I want my infrastructure fault tolerant between regions. I'm looking for some kind of tool to make a cluster with RDS and my ...
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Encrypted MySQL Connection with JNDI DataSource in Tomcat 6

I want to encrypt a connection to an Amazon RDS MySQL server. I have the .pem and can connect to the server using mysql --ssl_ca=file.pem in bash, but I need to connect to the server in a web app with ...
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MySQL transaction issue with Django and Amazon RDS

I'm having a problem with a MySQL 5.5 database instance running on Amazon RDS. Periodically (once every couple of days) a transaction will fail to complete and appears to leave the tables locked. ...
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When to increase AWS RDS MySQL Server instance to larger CPU/RAM?

I'm wondering at what stage do I need to increase the image for the RDS MySQL server to a larger CPU/RAM instance. The CPU utilization graph is near 0. The Avg Free Memory is around 150MB. The Avg ...
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amazon aws network latency issues

We have just started to move our infrastructure to Amazon's AWS (EU West). Since we started the move we have started seeing some quite substantial spikes in network latency. Our setup is quite simple, ...
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How do I quickly create new instances of complex MySQL database?

I'm managing an enterprise web application that uses Amazon's RDS as our database server. Our architecture is such that when a user signs up for a new account we create a brand new database for them ...
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Low transfer rates on Amazon's EC2

I have a question re transfer rates on Amazons EC2. Basically I am evaluating a move to the Amazon stack of services, however wanted to benchmark it against our current setup first. My setup is pretty ...
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MySQL running on Amazon EBS EC2 performs a lot faster than Amazon RDS

Currently, I have MySQL running on EBS EC2 us-east-1c. I wanted to try Amazon RDS so created an instance running on "us-east-1b", but the response from the RDS is really slow. It takes about few ...
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MySQL query very slow on Amazon RDS but really fast on my laptop?

I would love to know if anybody knows why this is happening. i've just migrated over to Amazon RDS for our website and our biggest query which takes .2 seconds to execute on my macbook takes 1.3 ...
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Remote Server can't access RDS Database

I'm having problems accessing my Amazon RDS MySQL Database from my server. I get this:- [Thu Sep 22 13:45:33 2011] [error] [client xx.xx.xx.xx] PHP Warning: mysqli::mysqli() [<a ...
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Is it possible to backup an Amazon RDS database to another service?

I moved my site's database to RDS a few months ago. At the time, I finally decided I was ready to have a dedicated database server, and during the process of setting one up on EC2, I discovered RDS. ...
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Easy GUI way to auto scale EC2 and RDS: aws console, scalr, ylastic…?

I am managing all my instances with the AWS Management Console (the GUI web console) but now I want to use Auto Scale and it seems that this can not be done with that console. Yes, there is CloudWatch ...
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Open source alternatives to Amazon RDS for the data center?

I'm looking to for a technology that is similar to Amazon RDS, where the engine (ie: WS management, setting up, operating, HA, backups, point in time recovery, scale, etc.) can be deployed in your own ...
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Strategy for maintaining Amazon RDS instance on prod vs development

How do you folks manage your Amazon RDS instances? In production I obviously want to use Amazon RDS with a master-slave replication setup going. Unfortunately this incurs substantial costs to bring ...
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Show warnings from mysqlimport

I'm running a job from a Linux box to an Amazon RDS (MySQL) that pumps in about 1GB of data via mysqlimport. It runs flawlessly, however, when I attempt the exact same command with windows I get ...
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AWS EC2 dns resolution diagnostic

I am using EC2 instances with amazon linux installed (with amazon dns server settings, which comes from DHCP), as well as an RDS database. The EC2 instances are behind ELB and get high traffic. The ...
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How to create a local backup of a remote Amazon RDS MySQL database?

How do I create a local backup of a remote Amazon RDS MySQL database? What I need to know is how to make a complete full local backup of a MySQL database (not a remote Amazon snapshot) that can be ...
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Scaling by moving Database to Amazon RDS

We have a situation with an Application which is hosted on a dedicated server where we are anticipating a potential surge in traffic. The major bottleneck on the app is MySQL which is heavy on read ...
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Amazon RDS instance stopped responding

We've been running a large RDS instance in production for over year without a single moment of downtime. Recently, with a bigger budget and higher stakes, we decided to convert it to a multi-AZ ...
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How to store WHM data on remote MySQL without ssh [closed]

Is it possible to connect WHM to remote MySQL server without ssh? Thing is I am hosting WHM on Amazon EC2 and want to move all MySQL databases to Amazon RDS, but WHM by default supports connection via ...
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Update RDS db via mysqlbinlog: “you need (at least one of) the SUPER privilege(s)”

We are moving a production site to EC2/RDS Followed these instructions: http://geehwan.posterous.com/moving-a-production-mysql-database-to-amazon I have set up row-based binary logging on the ...
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RDS, scalr with EC2 or xeround for a 40GB database

We are currently preparing for a move of a reasonably high traffic web site to the cloud. We are thinking of using scalr to help us manage the whole setup especially since we dont have experience ...
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amazon RDS Security Groups Issue

We had a odd issue today related to the security groups in our RDS. All the sudden, without any changes from our end, our RDS instance's security group stopped working. No server was able to connect ...
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How do you recover you RDS master user username?

Resetting the RDS master user's password is simple enough, but how do you find your master users username?
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How to Sync data from one amazon RDS to another?

Hi i am pretty new to Amazon RDS.my question how to Sync data from one amazon RDS machine to another? like taking a mysql Dump or something like that, and is it possible to Sync over multiple regions ...
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Amazon RDS: Is it possible to have more than 5 read replicas?

The FAQ seems to suggest that you can't have more than 5 replicas. Is there any workaround?
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Why can't I connect to Amazon RDS after setting it up?

So, I just created the Amazon RDS account. And I started an instance of database. The "endpoint" is: abcw3n-prod.cbmbuiv8aakk.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com Great! Now I try to connect to it from one ...
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Setup game server using amazon web service?

I am relative new to amazon web services (aws). I would like to setup a game server for my next coming project. Basically, I just need a database(mysql) and php to connect to the database, nothing ...
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Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...