Amazon Aurora Update – Create Cluster from MySQL Backup

After potential AWS customers see the benefits of moving to the cloud, they often ask about the best way to migrate their applications and their data, including large amounts of structured information stored in relational databases.
Today we are launching an important new feature for Amazon Aurora. If you are already making use of MySQL, either on-premises or on an Amazon EC2 instance, you can now create a snapshot backup of your existing database, upload it to Amazon S3, and use it to create an Amazon Aurora cluster. In conjunction with Amazon Aurora’s existing ability to replicate data from an existing MySQL database, you can easily migrate from MySQL to Amazon Aurora while keeping your application up and running.
This feature can be used to easily and efficiently migrate large (2 TB and more) MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora with minimal performance impact on the source database. Our testing has


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