Migrate from MySQL to Amazon RDS with AWS DMS

Introduction

In this lesson, you migrate a self-managed MySQL database instance to a fully managed database on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). First, you learn why you would want to use Amazon RDS to manage your relational database. Then, you work through the steps to migrate an existing MySQL database to Amazon RDS. At the end of this lesson, you should feel confident in your ability to migrate an existing database to Amazon RDS.

Time to complete: 30–45 minutes

Move to Managed Databases - Migrate from MySQL to Amazon RDS (20:52)
Why use Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS is a fully managed service for running relational databases with AWS. It has support for six different database engines, including open-source options such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.

With Amazon RDS, your database operations are managed by AWS, leaving your team free to focus on innovation. Amazon RDS handles instance failover, data backups, and software updates. Rely on the efficiencies of the AWS Cloud to use a faster, cost-efficient, and more reliable database option.

Lesson contents

In this lesson, you learn how to migrate a self-managed MySQL database to a fully managed database on Amazon RDS. This lesson has five steps.

In this lesson, you migrated an existing MySQL database to a fully managed MySQL database in Amazon RDS by using AWS DMS. By using Amazon RDS, you can free your developers to focus on innovation that's core to your business. By using AWS DMS, you can automate the delicate task of migrating data to a new database.