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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Restore Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Restore Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

In the first post in this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup document. In this second post, I’ll show you how to restore a SQL Server backup from Amazon S3 using the AWSSQLServer-Restore document. The SQL Server […]

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Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Backup Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

Introducing the AWSSQLServer-Backup Automation document for SQL Server maintenance

This is the first in a five-part series to introduce you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server. AWS maintains these predefined Automation documents, which you can use to perform critical maintenance tasks for SQL Server, including backup, restore, reindex, and DBCC. In this post, I will describe the purpose of […]

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Introducing Maintenance Windows for scheduling Automation documents against your SQL Server instances

Introducing Maintenance Windows for scheduling Automation documents against your SQL Server instances

In parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this five-part series, I introduced you to AWS Launch Wizard Systems Manager Automation documents for SQL Server and showed you how to run the AWSSQLServer-Backup, AWSSQLServer-Restore, AWSSQLServer-Index, and AWSSQLServer-DBCC Automation documents. In this last post of the series, I’ll introduce you to Maintenance Windows, a powerful tool […]

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Use Amazon EventBridge rules to run AWS Systems Manager automation in response to CloudWatch Alarms

Use Amazon EventBridge rules to run AWS Systems Manager automation in response to CloudWatch alarms

Since its launch in 2009, Amazon CloudWatch has become the cloud-native choice for a monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers. CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view […]

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Implement AWS Config rule remediation with Systems Manager Change Manager

Implement AWS Config rule remediation with Systems Manager Change Manager

AWS Config enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. AWS Config rules are evaluated when changes are made in the AWS environment. By analyzing changes as they occur, you can catch compliance violations quickly and minimize the exposure to your organization. When you apply a remediation action to an […]

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Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

When you’re architecting for the cloud, you need to keep API throttling in mind, particularly the types of calls and the frequency with which they are called. When the allotted rate limit for an API call is exceeded, you’ll receive an error response and the call will be throttled. Excessive API throttling can result in […]

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Automate configuration compliance at scale in AWS

Automate configuration compliance at scale in AWS

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations. You can use the service to automate the evaluation and remediation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. You also can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources and dive into the history of a resource configuration. The basis of a well-architected multi-account AWS […]

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Developing, versioning, testing, and deploying landing zone changes using CfCT across multiple landing zones

Developing, versioning, testing, and deploying landing zone changes using CfCT across multiple landing zones

Enterprise customers often ask how they can minimize risk when they’re developing and testing a landing zone configuration. They also want to know how they can promote code between multiple landing zones. ­AWS Control Tower provides the easiest way to set up and govern a secure, multi-account AWS environment, called a landing zone. Customers who […]

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Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

You can use metric streams to create continuous, near-real-time streams of Amazon CloudWatch metrics to a destination of your choice. Metric streams make it easier to send CloudWatch metrics to popular third-party service providers using an Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose HTTP endpoint. You can create a continuous, scalable stream that includes the most up-to-date CloudWatch […]

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Manage your AWS CloudFormation templates and stacks using AWS Systems Manager

Manage your AWS CloudFormation templates and stacks using AWS Systems Manager

With AWS CloudFormation, you get a powerful way to automate and manage infrastructure as code. Until now, customers relied on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or a version-control system to store, share, and manage CloudFormation templates as code artifacts. In addition, many customers use AWS Service Catalog for advanced use cases related to governance of […]

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