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Amazon RDS for MySQL vs installing MySQL on an Amazon EC2 instance

At work, we host all our webservers on Amazon EC2 and usually have used MySQL databases installed on the same box as our Apache webserver, and communicated with them on localhost. We now face a need ...
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What is the optimal way to upgrade production RDS instance?

I have MySQL small RDS instance as part of my production system and I want to upgrade it to medium instance with provided IOPS. As old-school DBA I'm aware about "add slave; promote to master; ...
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ERROR: no schema has been selected to create in

I am working on an amazon RDS postgresql database where I know there had been some issue with the public schema (maybe it was dropped). But apparently the schema exists, and anyway the problem is not ...
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Should I increase max_connections in AWS RDS t1-micro for MySQL?

I have an AWS RDS t1-micro running MySQL 5.5. It gives me too many connections error. I checked and it allows 34 maximum connections concurrently. What I have read is that i can increase this max ...
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How can I determine how many IOPs I need for my AWS RDS database?

I am migrating part of a mysql database into AWS. The data in question is 99% write, and each row has about 1k of varchar fields, a datetime and 4 ints. I estimate that we will need between 20-25k ...
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Privileges for database owner; application user

Quick version: What command should I issue to enable a database owner to allow it to access tables in this database and can this be done from that owner's account? Longer Version: I am creating ...
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Two servers, different execution plans. Several orders of magnitude difference in run time

Two servers, Development and Live. Live server is an Amazon RDS SQL Server Web instance. Both servers have identical schema and data. There is a good spatial index on the geometry column. On my ...
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SUPER privilege not defined for master user in Amazon MySQL RDS

I have created one medium instance on amazon rds in asia pecific (singapore) region. i have created my master user with master password. and it is working/connecting fine with workbench installed on ...
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Get postgres snapshot from Amazon RDS

I can not find a simple way to get a copy of the nightly backup I take of my Amazon RDS postgres instance so I can restore it on my local machine to play with. Right now I'm doing a pg_dump when I ...
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GRANT USAGE on all schemas in a database? postgres

I want to GRANT USAGE to a user/role for a given database. The database has many schemas. I know there's an ON ALL TABLES IN SCHEMA, but I want "all schemas". I tried GRANT USAGE .. ON DATABASE, but ...
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Slower queries after upgrade from mysql-5.5 to mysql-5.6

There is lots written about how MySql 5.6 is faster than MySql 5.5 (e.g. http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-5.6.html) but we upgraded our Amazon RDS instance (using the new upgrade ...
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When should I think about upgrading our RDS MySQL instance based on memory usage?

It seems like our DB server is doing garbage collection at a increasingly faster rate, which seem normal since it's growing. What's a good rule of thumb of when to switch to a bigger instance, I'm not ...
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CPU usage on RDS instance monotonically increasing with no change to query volume

I have two RDS instances: a R/W master and a read-only replica. On 29th June, the replica stopped registering replication data - not sure if this is related. On July 3rd, the master's CPU usage ...
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Exporting SQL Server DB from my laptop to AWS RDS

I am following this tutorial from AWS to export a SQL Server database that currently sits on my laptop to Amazon Web Services RDS. In particular I am trying the Generate and Publish script wizard ...
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AWS RDS showing large growth in Write Ops/sec, despite low # DB connections?

I have a Multi-AZ AWS RDS instance running MYSQL 5.5 I've noticed that my write ops/sec are growing fairly rapidly, despite low (and sometimes zero) DB connections - see charts for Avg write ops/sec ...
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Stored procedures, binlog and SUPER privilege

I tried to create this function on Amazon RDS for MySQL: CREATE FUNCTION GetRootZoneId (zoneId INT) RETURNS INT READS SQL DATA BEGIN DECLARE _id, _parentId INT; SELECT zoneId INTO _parentId; ...
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MySQL on RDS, data transfer from one instance to another as a production job

I have a MySQL RDS instance ("production") from which I need to copy incremental data to another MySQL RDS instance ("reporting"). “Incremental data” being the new rows in certain tables. Currently ...
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How do I reduce the database size on AWS RDS MySQL?

I have an RDS MySQL database on Amazon Web Services. I want to reduce the size of the database in the control panel in order to save money. Q: How do I make it smaller? Their site says you have to ...
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AWS RDS databases & SSIS

I have 2 AWS RDS databases (A & B) and need to create a datawarehouse with star scheme and slowly changing dimensions within AWS. From a MS background it makes sense to create a SSIS package to ...
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Amazon RDS mysqbinlog “Could not find first log file name in binary log index file”

Preamble: We use RDS at AWS to manage our MySQL database. I know that RDS creates binary logs used for replication.. I want to harvest these binary logs and store them on S3, so that at any time, i ...
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How to schedule PostgreSQL replication?

I was reading postgresql replications solution but, even I just starting understaning how it works, another doubt has arrisen. I'll be using postgres internal replication solution but as far as I ...
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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS instance using the master account I created when creating the database ...
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Guid vs. integer ID for unique fields

This is really a generic question. Suppose I have a replication pattern of a single write DB and multiple read DB replication slaves - I do not have to have GUID's as my unique IDs fields. Is that a ...
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Best strategies to have a backup of an RDS MySQL database

I have an AWS RDS MySQL database. I'm not a DBA, so my knowledge is limited. I wish to design strategies to have zero data loss in case of a failure, in terms of replication or data backup. I know ...
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Extremely slow query on indexed column

I'm getting a extremely slow query on an indexed column. Given the query SELECT * FROM orders WHERE shop_id = 3828 ORDER BY updated_at desc LIMIT 1 explain analyze returned: QUERY PLAN ...
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Local database vs Amazon RDS

I am doing large INSERT into a local MySQL database I am at 2,000,000 rows and am really starting to notice the slowdown now. I always heard that MySQL wasn't very scalable I expect this database to ...
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Local Backup from Amazon RDS PostgreSQL database

I have a PostgreSQL database on an Amazon RDS instance. I want to have a local dump of this instance. So far, I've tried with this: PGPASSWORD="Password" pg_dump -h ...
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Why use RDS over EC2 for Postgres?

I have a database currently running on EC2. As I have to move it to a bigger machine the question of using RDS came up. Pricing: I can get an EC2 c3.large instance with two SSDs (16GB each), two ...
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Does the Amazon RDS backup/snapshot service lock tables?

We have a database that is 100+GB. Most tables use the InnoDB engine. A regular dump takes 1-2 hours. If we moved to Amazon RDS, would this backup cause table locks? Does Amazon use a simple ...
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Amazon RDS MySQL 5.5 Innodb Lock wait timeout exceeded

Ever since we've moved to Amazon RDS, we've had some pretty crazy performance issues, and today we started having locking issues. Because of that, I figured it was just a timeout issue, and went to ...
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PostgreSQL: Run EXPLAIN on all queries in pg_stat_activity

I am investigating high load on a PostgreSQL database on RDS. As a part of the investigation, I'm running the following query: SELECT now()-query_start, state, query FROM pg_stat_activity ORDER BY 1 ...
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Debug query on big table that is sometimes slow

I have a web API that is backed by a Postgres database, and the performance is generally very good. I monitor the performance of both the database and the application as a whole. Most of my queries ...
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How to create INOUT assignment cast on Amazon RDS PostgreSQL? If not possible, then why?

I'm migrating existing application to Amazon RDS PostgreSQL. The application has cross-database support and for compatibility reasons it includes the following SQL: CREATE CAST (varchar AS numeric) ...
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Monitoring Amazon RDS with pgtop

I recently migrated a Postgres database to Amazon RDS and I am lacking a good live monitoring tool. I tried pgtop, but I can't get it to work on Amazon. I can see the header with the DB statistics ...
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Is there a way to replicate Postgres databases in Amazon RDS between regions?

We have a Postgres RDS instance in the AWS Oregon Region. For some supposed legal reasons, we have to host our client's European data in the Ireland AWS Region, but we need that data synchronized to ...
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What is default MySQL binlog retention in AWS RDS?

I tried to retrieve my MySQL RDS binlogs in order to run manual "rollback" for some SQLs. Unfortunately, I noticed that only 2 binlogs for the last 30 minutes are available. "call ...
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Migrating development and production databases to AWS

After careful thinking and asking on meta.stackoverflow, I'm posting this question on the DBA site. If anyone thinks this question should be on serverfault or any other site, feel free to close and ...
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How can I seamlessly upgrade the major version of an AWS RDS postgres database?

This morning I was involved in upgrading a PostgreSQL database on AWS RDS. We wanted to move from version 9.3.3 to version 9.4.4. We had "tested" the upgrade on a staging database, but the staging ...
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RDS MYSQL instance rebooted and won't load INNODB table

So my production db in RDS apparently either crashed or was rebooted during a version update, and upon being restarted mysql couldn't load one of the innodb tables: as evidenced by the following error ...
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“Cannot resolve table name” error when applying MySQL dump to RDS

I'm setting up replication of an external MySQL instance to RDS. Both the external MySQL instance and RDS run MySQL 5.7.10. I've followed the procedure, but when dumping the database with mysqldump ...
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MySQL 5.5 to RDS 5.6 Replication Error

I am facing following error and unable to fix it. So far I have disabled binlog checksum on the RDS. [Warning] Slave I/O: Notifying master by SET @master_binlog_checksum= @@global.binlog_checksum ...
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Amazon: How to change database name in Amazon RDS MySQL?

I want to change MYSQL database name of the DB instance of Amazon RDS. How it can be possible?
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Why is my Amazon RDS instance so slow?

I currently run a Windows Server with SQL Server Express. I'd like follow best practice and separate the application from the database, so I've created an RDS instance and exported my database. ...
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RDS crosstab: ERROR: permission denied for language c

We're currently using PostgreSQL 9.2 in our production database, we want to migrate to a new RDS instance, using PostgreSQL 9.4. However, we need to have permission to create a function, but only ...
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How to change database encoding in an Amazon RDS Postgresql instance?

I need to create a database with SQL_ASCII encoding in Amazon RDS PostgreSql database instance. Since template0 and template1 are both with utf8 encoding, I get the following error $ createdb -h ...
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How to speed up select distinct?

I have a simple select distinct on some time series data: SELECT DISTINCT user_id FROM events WHERE project_id = 6 AND time > '2015-01-11 8:00:00' AND time < '2015-02-10 8:00:00'; And it ...
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Create t2 instance and connect via Wokrbench

I've created an t2 RDS instance inside a VPC. The instance is set to Publicly avaiable: No. I wasn't able to connect to the instance using MySQL Workbench. Is there an option to connect to the ...
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Does amazon rds PostgreSQL require vacuum?

It isn't clear if auto vacuum is running in rds. Thanks!
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How to solve MySQL “The table is full” error 1114 with Amazon RDS?

I am trying to add a new column in a table and the query giving me this error 1114. My RDS instance size is small. 1.7 GB memory, 1 ECU (1 virtual core with 1 ECU) Table i am trying to modify is ...
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mysql not using index on production query, yet does on staging and local

I have this query: select m.id meal_id, SUM(FORMAT( ((((fi.calories / fi.weight_in_grams) * w.GRAMS) * i.amount) / r.serves) * mr.servings , 3)) calories from meals m join ...