Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Importing Data Into a MariaDB DB Instance

Use this section to learn more about recommended ways of doing an initial data import into an Amazon RDS MariaDB instance and also about configuring replication to import data on an ongoing basis.

To do an initial data import into a MariaDB DB instance, you can use the procedures documented in Importing and Exporting Data From a MySQL DB Instance, as follows:

You can configure replication into an Amazon RDS MariaDB DB instance using MariaDB global transaction identifiers (GTIDs) when the external instance is MariaDB version 10.0.24 or greater, or using binary log coordinates for MySQL instances or MariaDB instances on earlier versions than 10.0.24. Note that MariaDB GTIDs are implemented differently than MySQL GTIDs, which are not supported by Amazon RDS.

To configure replication into a MariaDB DB instance, you can use the following procedures:


The mysql system database contains authentication and authorization information required to log into your DB instance and access your data. Dropping, altering, renaming, or truncating tables, data, or other contents of the mysql database in your DB instance can result in errors and might render the DB instance and your data inaccessible. If this occurs, the DB instance can be restored from a snapshot using the AWS CLI restore-db-instance-from-db-snapshot or recovered using restore-db-instance-to-point-in-time commands.