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Category: Amazon RDS

Using IAM authentication to connect with pgAdmin Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) enables you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage database access for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL clusters. Database administrators can associate database users with IAM users and roles. With IAM database authentication, you don’t need to use a password when you connect to a database cluster. Instead, you […]

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Joining your Amazon RDS DB instances across accounts to a single shared domain

How can you simplify the setup and maintenance and reduce the costs of AWS Managed Microsoft AD directories, while also strengthen the security of your Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server DB instances? AWS announced that you can now join your Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instances deployed across multiple AWS accounts […]

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Amazon RDS customers: Update your SSL/TLS certificates by March 5, 2020

This post was originally published on December 20, 2019 and has been updated as of March 4, 2020. Please see new dates and suggested timeline below. IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you are experiencing connectivity issues after the RDS Root CA expires, please skip down to the What do I have to do to maintain connectivity? section. […]

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Migration tips for developers converting Oracle and SQL Server code to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. It is considered to be one of the top database choices when customers migrate from commercial databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. In addition to providing managed PostgreSQL services, AWS also […]

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Disaster recovery on Amazon RDS for Oracle using AWS DMS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate data from databases on-premises to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). You can also use it to migrate data between heterogeneous or homogeneous database engines, among other things. Businesses of all sizes use AWS to enable faster disaster recovery (DR) of their critical IT systems without having […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS to major and minor versions of PostgreSQL

Open-source PostgreSQL occasionally releases new minor and major versions that include fixes for frequently encountered bugs, security issues, and data corruption problems. Generally, Amazon RDS aims to support new engine versions within five months of their availability. You also must upgrade your RDS PostgreSQL instances when a particular version is no longer supported. In this […]

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Securing Amazon RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL database access with IAM authentication

AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. Both support IAM authentication for managing access to your database. You can associate database users with IAM users and roles to manage user access to all databases from a single location, which avoids issues caused by permissions being out of sync […]

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Migrating databases using RDS PostgreSQL Transportable Databases

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the feature Transportable Databases, a high-speed data import and export method supported on versions 11.5 and later and 10.10 and later. If you need to import a PostgreSQL database from one RDS PostgreSQL instance into another, you can use native tools such as pg_dump and pg_restore or load data […]

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Implementing cross-region disaster recovery using Oracle GoldenGate for Amazon RDS for Oracle

Many AWS users take advantage of the managed service offerings available in the AWS portfolio to do the heavy lifting in their day-to-day activities. Amazon RDS is one of these services and is ideal for your relational database deployments. With RDS, you can significantly reduce the administrative overhead of managing and maintaining a relational database. […]

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Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 2

The first post in this series, Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL Logs: Part 1, discussed the importance of PostgreSQL logs and how to tune various parameters to capture more database activity details. PostgreSQL logs provide useful information when troubleshooting database issues. This post focuses on different methods to access PostgreSQL logs. The PostgreSQL logs […]

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