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Category: RDS for SQL Server

Migrate TDE-enabled SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports the direct migration of transparent database encryption (TDE)-enabled databases by using the native backup and restore feature. Previously, to migrate a TDE-enabled database from on premises to Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you had to disable the TDE at your on-premises (source) database and […]

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Use native SQL Server log shipping and PowerShell scripts to synchronize data to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Enterprises are migrating their Microsoft SQL Server workloads to AWS fully managed database services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server, which makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployment in the cloud. There are a few native Microsoft SQL Server tools available if you want to migrate your […]

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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, […]

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Migrate your SAP ASE (Sybase ASE) database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers running their workload on SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Sybase ASE) databases often ask us how they can modernize their workload as they move to AWS with minimum application changes. Customers who want to keep Transact-SQL (T-SQL) as their preferred database programming language and Tabular Data Stream (TDS) as their communication protocol can take advantage […]

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Automate on-premises or Amazon EC2 SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server migration using custom log shipping

Enterprises are migrating their Microsoft SQL Server workloads to AWS fully managed database services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server, which makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployment in the cloud. AWS provides guidance on migrating from an on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for […]

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TDE certificate rotation on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to encrypt stored data on your DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. TDE automatically encrypts data before it’s written to storage, and decrypts data when the data is read from storage. TDE certificates expire depending on when the certificate is generated […]

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Consolidate data from identical SQL Server databases into a single Amazon RDS for SQL Server database using AWS DMS

Organizations often choose from commonly used migration strategies for their on-premises to cloud migration. The choice depends on various factors, including target state goals and business outcomes (for more information, see Your cloud transformation journey). In this post, we discuss a re-platforming strategy where you consolidate data from multiple on-premises SQL Server database servers to […]

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Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part 2

AWS provides multiple tools, techniques and metrics to monitor and alarm on, giving you a view over what is going on in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and how to optimize the operation and performance of RDS for SQL Server Instance. In our previous post, we presented an overview of […]

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Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part1

Database monitoring is the process of measuring and tracking database performance. The performance is measured by analyzing certain key metrics at the Database level and Operating System level. Effective database monitoring and timely alerting also gives you an opportunity to enhance or optimize your database, to augment overall performance and minimize downtime. AWS provides multiple tools, […]

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Modernize and containerize a legacy MVC .NET application with Entity Framework to .NET Core with Entity Framework Core: Part 3

This post is part three of a series, and shows the steps to modernize a legacy SQL Server database to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition using Babelfish. Babelfish is a capability of Amazon Aurora that allows it to understand the SQL Server dialect. In Part 1, we walked you through a step-by-step approach to re-architect a […]

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