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Category: RDS for Oracle

Upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle database engine with minimal downtime using AWS DMS

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a managed database service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments on AWS. Amazon RDS for Oracle provides newer versions of Oracle Database so you can keep your DB instance up to date. Newer versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, […]

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Managed disaster recovery with Amazon RDS for Oracle cross-Region automated backups – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed several use cases for including a second Region in your disaster recovery (DR) plans for your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle  database instances. We also introduced cross-Region automated backups to assist you in establishing and maintaining cross-Region point in time restore (PITR) capability for your Amazon […]

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Managed disaster recovery with Amazon RDS for Oracle cross-Region automated backups – Part 1

Today, customers using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle have several managed high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) capabilities to choose from based on your business requirements and use cases: With Amazon RDS Multi-AZ, you get enhanced availability and durability for database (DB) instances within a specific AWS Region. This is often […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances from 18c to 19c

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up to date. These versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. When Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version, you can choose how and when to upgrade your DB instances. Amazon […]

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The following diagram shows this workflow.

Automating File Transfers to Amazon RDS for Oracle databases

Many integrated Oracle applications use external files as input. Oracle databases access such files via a logical object called a database directory. Apart from accessing the application files, Oracle databases also use database directories to access data pump backups, external tables, reading logs, and more. In the traditional on-premises client-server architecture, the database administrator has […]

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You can see the connection to the RDS for Oracle instance in aws-acc-1 is made as DB user JOEDOE@ONPREM.LOCAL via Kerberos authentication.

Using external Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS for Oracle

In the first post in this series, Preparing on-premises and AWS environments for external Kerberos authentication for Amazon RDS, we built the infrastructure for a one-way forest trust between an on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain (trust: incoming) and an AWS Managed Microsoft AD domain (trust: outgoing) provided by AWS Directory Service. In this post, […]

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Effectively migrating LOB data to Amazon S3 from Amazon RDS for Oracle with AWS DMS

In this post, I walk through an effective way to migrate and continuously replicate tables with LOB columns from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon S3 using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This service helps you migrate on-premises databases to AWS quickly and securely. In this post, we explore its heterogeneous replication feature.

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances from 11.2.0.4 to 19c

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up-to-date. These versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. When Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version, you can choose how and when to upgrade your DB instances. As you may […]

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Setting up passwordless login from Amazon EC2 Windows and Linux instances to Amazon RDS Oracle database instances

In today’s world, every organization uses a centralized location to store and manage user credentials. The most commonly used service for this is Microsoft Active Directory (AD). Organizations use LDAP protocol to authenticate users to their peripheral devices, but fewer companies use this centralized credential store to allow users to log in to their databases. […]

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Managed disaster recovery and managed reader farm with Amazon RDS for Oracle using Oracle Active Data Guard

Many AWS users are taking advantage of the managed database offerings in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) portfolio to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from their day-to-day activities. With Amazon RDS for Oracle, users can significantly reduce the administrative overhead of managing and maintaining an Oracle database. Amazon RDS for Oracle […]

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