You'll learn how to create a RDS/MySQL database instance and your MySQL table.

Time to Complete Module: 20 Minutes


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Before continuing, switch to the new database creation flow if the option appears: 

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You can leave the default value. 



Note that once created, a database can’t be migrated to a different VPC. 

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This means you will have to connect to the database from an EC2 instance within the same VPC. 

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If you happen to have a security group that allows incoming TCP connections on port 3306, you can choose it instead.

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Leave the default values for “Additional configuration”.

The best practice is to enable the Deletion protection. If you want to delete the database at the end of the tutorial, you can leave the option unchecked.


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After a quick review of all the fields in the form, you can proceed.


While the instances are being created, you will see a banner explaining how to obtain your credentials. This is a good opportunity to save the credentials somewhere, as this is the only time you will be able to view this password.

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