AWS Classroomnotes 06/Jan/2022

Database Migration using AWS Database Migration Service

  • In the previous session we have create a vm and installed the mysql db
  • We have the following users in mysql database
select user from mysql.user;

* To do the the migration we need some database to be present with tables and records in mysql
* Lets configure the employees database Refer Here
* Steps:

git clone
cd test_db
sudo mysql -t < employees.sql

* Now lets use the following commands

create user 'migration'@'%' Identified by 'MotherIndia@123';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON employees.* TO 'migration'@'%';
  • Now lets test the connectivity from other machine
  • To fix the connectivity change the bind address from to /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf
  • Restart the mysql service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo service mysql restart
  • Now test the connection from mysql command line or mysql workbench
  • Refer Here for installing mysql shell on windows
  • Refer Here to download workbench

Migration Approaches

  • Our aim is to migrate the database from on-premises to AWS RDS
  • Data in the database will be constantly updated by applications, so database is constantly changing.
  • One approach for migration is to take the downtime (Offline Approach)
  • Export the data from database into some format
  • Create an RDS Instance and import the exported data
  • Not possible if the database size is huge
  • Second approach is online migration:
  • Here we migrate the data using DMS to RDS in incremental fashion
  • Then we will validate the data and run some comparision tests
  • when everything is fine, we announce a cut over date and migrate

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