We are interested in migrating our data from one of our MYSQL slave databases to an Amazon RDS instance such that the new RDS database is a slave database to an external master DB from our colocation/facility.
I was reading through the documentation for RDS and was not keen on bringing our master mysql server down/stop writes while the import into RDS is taking place. I would prefer doing that import processing on an existing slave database.
We use some of the existing Percona tools to create slaves from existing slaves but I'm sure there are limitations on RDS so any helpful advise is appreciated.
Master MYSQL Version: 5.6.11-log MySQL Community Server (GPL) Slave MYSQL Version: 5.6.11-log MySQL Community Server (GPL)