Tag: Amazon RDS

AWS RDS: Read Oracle Traces from SQL*Plus

Today’s post is another dealing with AWS services. Let’s say you need to read trace files from RDS — how would you do it? Here’s an example of how to list and read those files based on the directories from…

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Adding Your RDS Fleet to PMM2 Using the API

PMM (Percona Monitoring and Management) is a great community tool for monitoring your OSDB (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB) fleet. It’s feature rich, and it’s built and distributed as open-source based on several de-facto industry standard tools such as Grafana and Prometheus….

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Migrate Postgres Database from EC2 instance to RDS using AWS DMS (Data Migration Services)

In this post, we will explore one approach to Migrate PostgreSQL DB on EC2 instance to RDS instance using AWS Data Migration services. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is quite popular because of its easy setup, operation, and auto-scalability….

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AWS RDS: 5 Must-Know Actions for Oracle DBAs

Managing Oracle on AWS has some twists. Here are five daily DBA activities that have changed on AWS: Kill Sessions: begin rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.kill( sid => &sid, serial => &serial, method => ‘IMMEDIATE’); end; /   Flush shared_pool or buffer_cache: exec rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.flush_shared_pool;…

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AWS’s Top 5 Commands: ALTER SYSTEM and Managing SYS Objects in RDS

We often manage services over EC2, this is not news. But when migrating to Amazon RDS, it’s usual for new users to have issues with performing some administrative actions on the database, especially when it’s done via internal Oracle procedures…

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How to run DBSAT against Oracle RDS database

The scope of this article is to show how to run DBSAT (Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool) against an Amazon RDS Oracle instance. This is based on a real-life execution. The DBSAT version used was 2.0.2 over an RDS database…

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Optimizing CPU cores and threads for Oracle on AWS

About a couple of weeks ago, AWS introduced a new option to manage CPU cores and threads on EC2 or RDS instances. So now you can reduce the number of cores or threads per core for your AWS instances. It…

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Encrypting an existing MySQL/MariaDB RDS instance

Often it is necessary to convert an unencrypted RDS instance into an encrypted one. And it is usually expected that this process is done with minimum or no downtime. Unfortunately, one can only enable encryption when the instance is created. However,…

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Investigating IO performance on Amazon EC2

I published a blog post called “Investigating IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle” recently, and soon after posting it I received several questions asking if IO worked the same way on EC2 instances. My immediate though was it did,…

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Investigating IO performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Maris Elsins, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, provides an in-depth examination of IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle.

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