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Category: Amazon RDS

Schedule Amazon RDS stop and start using AWS Systems Manager

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Traditional relational databases require time spent on capacity planning, maintenance, backup, and recovery; a substantial amount of a database administrator’s time is lost to these tasks. Amazon RDS helps DBAs time spent on other […]

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Schedule Amazon RDS stop and start using AWS Lambda

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Traditional relational databases require time spent on capacity planning, maintenance, backup, and recovery; a substantial amount of a database administrator’s time is lost to these tasks. Amazon RDS helps DBAs to focus on other […]

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Upgrade Amazon RDS for MySQL or MariaDB database schemas with minimal downtime

Modifying the schema of an SQL database can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and error-prone, and often requires long application maintenance windows that negatively affect the end-user experience. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL or MariaDB allows you to upgrade your schema while your application is still running, with minimal or zero downtime. In this post, […]

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Modify an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance from Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition

Microsoft SQL Server is available in various editions, and each edition brings unique features, performance, and pricing options. The edition that you install also depends on your specific requirements. Many of our customers want to change from the Standard Edition of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server to Enterprise Edition to utilize […]

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Monitor deadlocks in Amazon RDS for SQL Server and set notifications using Amazon CloudWatch

Monitoring SQL Server is an essential aspect of any relational database management system (RDBMS) when dealing with performance problems. Many of our customers want to capture certain systems and user-defined events for monitoring and troubleshooting problems related to SQL Server. SQL Server logs these events in SQL Server error logs and SQL Server agent logs. […]

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Managed disaster recovery with Amazon RDS for Oracle cross-Region automated backups – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed several use cases for including a second Region in your disaster recovery (DR) plans for your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle  database instances. We also introduced cross-Region automated backups to assist you in establishing and maintaining cross-Region point in time restore (PITR) capability for your Amazon […]

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Managed disaster recovery with Amazon RDS for Oracle cross-Region automated backups – Part 1

Today, customers using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle have several managed high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities to choose from based on your business requirements and use cases: With Amazon RDS Multi-AZ, you get enhanced availability and durability for database (DB) instances within a specific AWS Region. This is often […]

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Monitor Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL database log errors and set up notifications using Amazon CloudWatch

Database administrators set up monitoring on database log files to get alerted on certain informational and critical events relating to a pattern of errors specific to a database. Monitoring for errors on a business-critical database is essential to avoid unexpected outcomes such as a missed service-level agreement (SLA), which might result in penalties. A good […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances from 18c to 19c

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up to date. These versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. When Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version, you can choose how and when to upgrade your DB instances. Amazon […]

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Set up Extended Events in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports Extended Events. Extended Events (XEvents) is a lightweight performance monitoring system that enables you to collect data to monitor and troubleshoot problems in SQL Server. Extended Events is automatically enabled for users with primary user privileges in Amazon RDS for SQL Server. This post […]

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