100 Days of DevOps — Day 29- Introduction to RDS — MySQL

Welcome to Day 29 of 100 Days of DevOps, Focus for today is RDS

What is AWS RDS?

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

To create a database, go to Database section(AWS Console) and click on RDS

Click on Get Started Now

Then Select MySQL

On the next screen, choose Dev/Test -MySQL(or depend upon your requirement, as my use case is only for testing purpose)

On the next screen provide all the info

As this is for testing Purpose

  • DB instance class(db.t2.micro)
  • Skip MultiAZ deployment for the time being
  • Gave all the info like(DB instance identifier, Master username, Master password)

Fill all the details in the next screen

Mainly you need to fill

  • Database name(Don’t confuse it DB instance identifier)
  • Backup retention period(0 days, for the time being)

Then click on Launch DB instance

Wait for few mins 5–10min(or depend upon your instance type and size) and check Instance Status(It should be available)

Now lets try to create Read Replica out of this database

Ohho no Create read replica option is not highlighted for me and the reason for that

  • We don’t have a snapshot
  • We don’t have an automated backups

Read replica is always created from a snapshot or the latest backup

Let’s take a snapshot of this database

Once the snapshot creation is done, let’s try to convert this into multi-AZ. Go to Instance actions and click on Modify

These are the things you need to modify

  • Multi-AZ set to Yes
  • Under settings you need to enter the password again
  • I am enabling backup and set it to 1 day
  • On the final screen, you have the option

1: Apply during the next scheduled maintenance window

2: Apply immediately(This will cause a downtime)

To restore a database from the snapshot

and then on the next screen, give DB Instance Identifier or any other setting you want to modify while restoring

To Verify if Multi-AZ is enabled, Click on the particular DB

Now let’s try to create read-replica again, as you can see Create read replica tab is now enabled

The Important thing to remember we can create read replica in any other region

Under the Settings tab, give it a unique name

Terraform Code

Looking forward from you guys to join this journey and spend a minimum an hour every day for the next 100 days on DevOps work and post your progress using any of the below medium.


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