Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server is a fully managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. Below you will find the resources you need to get started with Amazon RDS for SQL Server, migrate your existing databases and applications, and learn the best practices for using key features.

Tutorials & Quick Starts

Get hands-on with Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Leverage these tutorials and guides to get up and running fast.

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This course introduces you to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), introducing you to the service and its core features and capabilities.

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instance, connect to the DB, and delete the DB instance.

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In this course AWS Hero Alex DeBrie demonstrates the step-by-step process of migrating a Microsoft SQL Server database to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

Migrating to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

It has never been easier to migrate your on-premises or cloud database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server. Take a look at some of our resources to see how you can take advantage of Amazon RDS for SQL Server today.

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Learn how to use Native Backup and Restores to Migrate to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

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Learn how to use Transactional Replication to Amazon RDS for SQL Server in the Single-AZ configuration.

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Learn how to use Transactional Replication to Amazon RDS for SQL Server in the Multi-AZ configuration.

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This post explains how to migrate your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using the SQL Server backup and restore and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to minimize downtime.

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In this post, we demonstrate how to use the SQL Server backup and restore features to migrate to Amazon RDS for SQL Server. This involves performing a full backup followed by differential and log backups on the source instance and restoring the same backups to the target RDS for SQL Server instance.

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In this post, we highlight a solution that uses CloudBasic and other AWS services to facilitate a seamless, near-zero-downtime migration of Azure SQL databases into Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server Documentation

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What's New In Amazon RDS for SQL Server

What’s New announcements are high-level summaries of launches and feature updates. Read Amazon RDS for SQL Server specific updates and other AWS announcements.

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