Migrating MySQL-Compatible Databases to Amazon - Database Migration Guide
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Migrating MySQL-Compatible Databases to Amazon

Amazon Web Services (Amazon) has several services that allow you to run a MySQL-compatible database on Amazon. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports MySQL-compatible databases including MySQL, MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides platforms for running MySQL-compatible databases.

Migrating From Solution

An RDS for MySQL DB instance

You can migrate data directly from an Amazon RDS for MySQL DB snapshot to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster. For details, see Migrating Data from an Amazon RDS MySQL DB Instance to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB Cluster.

A MySQL database external to Amazon RDS

If your database supports the InnoDB or MyISAM tablespaces, you have these options for migrating your data to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster:

  • You can create a dump of your data using the mysqldump utility, and then import that data into an existing Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster.

  • You can copy the source files from your database to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket, and then restore an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster from those files. This option can be considerably faster than migrating data using mysqldump.

For more information, see Migrating MySQL to Amazon Aurora MySQL by Using mysqldump.

However, for very large databases, you can significantly reduce the amount of time that it takes to migrate your data by copying the source files for your database and restoring those files to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB instance as described in Migrating Data from an External MySQL Database to an Amazon Aurora MySQL Using Amazon S3.

A database that is not MySQL-compatible

You can also use Amazon Database Migration Service (Amazon DMS) to migrate data from a not MySQL-compatible database. For more information about Amazon DMS, see https://docs.aws.amazon.com/dms/latest/userguide/Welcome.html