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Category: RDS for PostgreSQL

Moving on from Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Versions 9.4

Historically, the PostgreSQL community releases a new major version yearly, and with that, has a defined end of life (EOL) policy of older major versions. This allows version and upgrade decisions to be made on dates known well into the future. The community EOL policy is to support a major version for 5 years after […]

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Migrating legacy PostgreSQL databases to Amazon RDS or Aurora PostgreSQL using Bucardo

If you are using PostgreSQL earlier than 9.4, you are using an unsupported version of PostgreSQL, and may have limited options to migrate or replicate your databases in Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This is primarily because PostgreSQL versions older than 9.4 can’t perform logical replication. Bucardo is an open-source utility that can replicate […]

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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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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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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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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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Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 1

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. With more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. One […]

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