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Using DMS to Migrate MySQL to Amazon Aurora

In this lab, we will be migrating a MySQL database to an Aurora database using the Database Migration Service (DMS). We will create the necessary databases, set up the proper source and target for DMS, and then run a transfer task between the databases. This is an important and powerful tool for someone looking to migrate databases to or within AWS.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon May 25, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create MySQL and Aurora Database

    In the RDS section of the console, create both a MySQL database and an Aurora cluster.

    When setting up the MySQL Database, use MySQL Free Tier. For the Aurora Cluster, select Aurora (MySQL Compatbile), Production, and use the burstable DB instance class.

  2. Challenge

    Set Up Source and Target for DMS

    In the DMS section of the console, you need to set your source and targets for the DMS transfer.

    For the replication instance, use the name DMSTest. Use Multi AZ: Select Dev or test workload (Single-AZ) from the dropdown menu. Uncheck the box on Public accessible.

  3. Challenge

    Configure and Run Transfer Task

    Set up the transfer task and have the task run successfully..

    Select Migrate existing data. Validation with data migration. Add a new selection rule. For the Schema, select Enter a schema from the dropdown menu. Source name: Enter sys.

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