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Category: RDS for SQL Server

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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Load CDC data from relational databases to Amazon Kinesis using Database Migration Service

Many large enterprises are moving their data processing from batch to real-time in order to get more timely insights. The challenge of doing so is that a real-time data processing architecture must be able to keep up with the incoming data stream. This requires strong fault tolerance and elasticity. In this blog post, we discuss […]

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Build a notification mechanism to manage Amazon RDS manual snapshots

It’s no secret that data is an essential part of running a business, no matter how large or small a business may be. Many companies host their business data using relational databases. As a result, backup and recovery are important aspects of keeping the business running. Amazon RDS customers use a mixture of strategies to […]

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How to use IAM multifactor authentication with Amazon RDS

A common request that we get from customers is how to protect their resources from an accidental or malicious deletion, such as instances, snapshots, clusters, and so on. Doing this is especially important when you are using a common AWS account for multiple users or teams. Although you want the flexibility to innovate within the […]

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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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Introducing Ongoing Replication from Amazon RDS for SQL Server Using AWS Database Migration Service

We are excited to announce a new feature in AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and Amazon RDS for SQL Server that supports ongoing replication from Amazon RDS for SQL Server sources. AWS DMS helps you migrate databases to AWS quickly and more securely. It also helps you migrate data within AWS. You can migrate […]

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Client-Side Encryption and Decryption of Microsoft SQL Server Backups for Use with Amazon RDS

This blog post walks you through how to securely encrypt a Microsoft SQL Server backup file and restore the encrypted backup to an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance. You perform this process using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). This post details the encryption and steps required […]

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Amazon RDS Under the Hood: Multi-AZ

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers bet their businesses on their data store and highly available access to it. For these customers, Multi-AZ configurations provide an easy-to-use solution for high availability (HA). When you enable Multi-AZ, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) maintains a redundant and consistent standby copy of your data. If you encounter problems […]

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Part 2 – Role of the DBA When Moving to Amazon RDS: Automation

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about how Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can help change the focus of your role as a database administrator (DBA) from routine, time-consuming tasks to project work that helps the business move faster. In this post, I discuss how you can push that advantage one step further and use AWS tools to do more through automation. An important aspect of being an effective DBA when your business is running at top speed is using code and automation whenever you can. AWS provides tools for you to make this easier.

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