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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Example of loading into RDS from S3 using SQL*Loader

Does anyone have a working sample of loading data into an Amazon AWS RDS Oracle database using SQL*Loader where the source file is on S3? In principle it's clearly possible. The Amazon RDS Data ...
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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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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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Cannot write to mysql database while select query in process

Running Mysql 5.1.57 on InnoDB, and have a database locking issue. I have two separate sessions connected to a single database MySQL. On the first session, I run a long SELECT query (technically a ...
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Random write freezes

I have a MySQL 5.5.23 DB that performs about 3k qps, 5% of which are writes. Lately, I've been having a big problem with random write freezes. Everything is going great, and then all of a sudden any ...
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Create Table If Not Exists Hanging

I am still new to using databases, but currently I am using a mysql database and attempting to make my bash script unbreakable because it might be used in several different environments (dev, qa, ...
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Backing up a 400-500 GB database on MySQL/Amazon RDS?

We have an Amazon RDS small instance for a MySQL datawarehousing database. Database size will be around 400-500 GB very shortly. What is the best way to backup our database? Can it be done ...
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moving to AWS RDS (InnoDB vs MyISAM

I am in the process of moving my servers from stand alone hosting to AWS using RDS (MySQL) for database usage. One of the first things RDS states is that in order to use their backup, and snapshot ...
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AWS performance of RDS with provisioned IOPS vs EC2

Has anyone done a performance comparison of AWS RDS with the new provisioned IOPS vs EC2? I've found plenty of non-high IOPS RDS vs EC2 but nothing with the new high IOPS feature in RDS.
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MySQL RDS Instance eating up memory and swapping

I have an issue with memory on a RDS instance which is of db.m2.4xlarge class. Below are the specifications of the RDS instance Instance Class: db.m2.4xlarge ( 68.4 GB of RAM ) Engine: ...
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Amazon RDS - and binary log rotation

New to RDS (used to having my own server in my own data center). We are on MySQL 5.6 on RDS. when a slave gets behind in replication lag, the master ceases to rotate out its binary logs. It is, ...
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How to get the best write throughput during a MySQL import with Amazon RDS?

tl;dr - How can we get the maximum EBS throughput for a db.r3.2xlarge instance? We're only seeing about half of what it can supposedly do. Apologies for the long length of this question. We've had ...
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Is there a way to achieve Workload Management in MySQL?

Is there a way to set up Workload Management in MySQL (in particular v5.5 on AWS RDS)? By Workload Management I mean the functionality implemented in e.g. Teradata, RedShift that allows ...
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Cannot ALTER TABLE

I have a particular table that I cannot add a key for: mysql> ALTER TABLE tasks ADD KEY `fruitful_user_count` (`user_id`, `is_fruitful`); ERROR 1034 (HY000): Incorrect key file for table 'tasks'; ...
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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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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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Amazon RDS t2.small as a production server

I currently have a m3.medium as production PostgreSQL server but I want to move it to RDS with the Multi-AZ feature. Since the CPU usage of our current server is never higher than 5% and the RAM ...
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Updating/Inserting 2000 entries takes over 12 hours to complete

I have three tables of around 10 million rows each in MySQL on Amazon RDS and I am finding the insert/update performance to be VERY slow. Each table contains unrelated data. Each table is regularly ...
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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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Finding reason behind high write IOPS on MySQL (RDS) server

I am having performance issues with an AWS RDS instance (running MySQL 5.6). This is the backend db to an XMPP server called Tigase. According to Tigase Inc. this type of db instance should be able ...