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Category: Amazon RDS Custom

Build high availability for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using read replicas

A high availability solution for the database stack is an important aspect to consider when migrating or deploying Oracle databases in the AWS Cloud to help ensure that the architecture can meet the service level agreement (SLA) of the application. Unavailability of a critical database can lead to application outage, interruption to business operations, inaccessibility […]

Reduce database patching downtime in Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using Oracle Data Guard Standby-First Patch Apply

Most enterprise customers have high uptime requirements for their mission-critical applications. Their businesses can’t afford application downtime and have requirements for minimal or near-zero downtime patching ability for their application and databases. The infrastructure used by the backend Oracle databases for those business-critical applications must be able to support these high uptime needs. When migrating […]

Recreate an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle database: Part 2

In this series, we discuss best practices and step-by-step instructions to perform common customizations on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle without breaking the support perimeter: Part 1 covers customizing the time zone and character set of the database Part 2 (this post) discusses customizations such as changing the default block size, […]

Make configuration changes to an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle instance: Part 1

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service that provides the flexibility to customize your database, underlying server, and operating system configurations to support applications that require more control than a typical managed RDS provides. Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle is built for legacy, custom, packaged applications and any application that […]

Migrate an on-premises SQL Server standalone workload to Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using domain-independent, Always On availability groups

There are different strategies you can leverage to migrate an on-premises SQL Server workload to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server. All of them come with pros and cons. The following are some high-level migration challenges that you may encounter during your analysis and implementation phase: Lift and shift (backup and […]

Get started with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using an AWS CloudFormation template (Network setup)

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database (DB) environment. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates setup, operation, and scaling of databases in the cloud, while granting access to the database and underlying operating […]

Configure SQL Server replication between Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server and Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system (OS) and database (DB) environment. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the SQL Server database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates setup, operation, […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using Data Guard

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. In the first post of this series, we showed you how to perform a physical migration of an Oracle database into Amazon RDS Custom using the RMAN duplicate tool. In this post, we walk through the steps to migrate Oracle databases into Amazon RDS Custom using […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using RMAN duplication

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. Organizations are moving their self-managed Oracle databases to AWS managed database services to modernize their applications and gain access to cloud services. With Amazon RDS Custom, you now have the privileges needed to perform a physical migration of your Oracle database into Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Integrate Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle with Amazon EFS

As customers migrate their Oracle databases to the AWS Cloud, they often need a shared file system to be available on their Oracle database systems either to share files between the database and application servers or as a staging location to keep backups, data loads, and more. Amazon RDS Custom automates database administration tasks and […]