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Richard Waymire

Author: Richard Waymire

Aurora PostgreSQL Disaster Recovery solutions using Amazon Aurora Global Database

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Aurora provides this by scaling storage across three Availability Zones in the same Region, and supports up to 15 read replica instances for scaling out read workloads and high availability within a […]

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RDS SQL Server has two new exciting backup and restore enhancements

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is the primary mechanism for running relational databases in the AWS Cloud. Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports running SQL Server versions from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2017. The RDS for SQL Server team has recently released two key improvements around backup and restore for native […]

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How to migrate to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication

You can migrate your databases into Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server in multiple ways. Typically, you perform a simple backup and restore of the databases (along with scripting system objects such as logins). If you want a higher availability or lower downtime option, you might use the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). In […]

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Implement Linked Servers with Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Linked servers allow Microsoft SQL Server to run SQL Server statements on other instances of database servers. In this blog post, we focus on connectivity to other instances of SQL Server in Amazon RDS, hosted in Amazon EC2, or available from your data centers via a VPN or direct connect. We examine two connectivity scenarios: […]

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