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AWS Database Migration Service
Step-by-Step Migration Guide (API Version 2016-01-01)

Step 2: Install the SQL Tools and AWS Schema Conversion Tool on Your Local Computer

Next, you need to install a SQL client and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) on your local computer.

This walkthrough assumes you will use the SQL Workbench/J client to connect to the RDS instances for migration validation. A few other software tools you might want to consider are the following:

To install the SQL client software

  1. Download SQL Workbench/J from the SQL Workbench/J website, and then install it on your local computer. This SQL client is free, open-source, and DBMS-independent.

  2. Download the Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 JDBC driver (ojdbc7.jar).

  3. Download the MySQL driver ( mysql-connector-java-5.1.39-bin.jar).

  4. Using SQL Workbench/J, configure JDBC drivers for Oracle and Aurora MySQL to set up connectivity, as described following.

    1. In SQL Workbench/J, choose File, then choose Manage Drivers.

    2. From the list of drivers, choose Oracle.

    3. Choose the Open icon, then choose the ojdbc.jar file that you downloaded in the previous step. Choose OK.

      
                                         AWS Database Migration Service driver management
    4. From the list of drivers, choose MySQL.

    5. Choose the Open icon, then choose the MySQL JDBC driver that you downloaded in the previous step. Choose OK.

      
                                         AWS Database Migration Service driver management

Next, install the AWS Schema Migration Tool and the required JDBC drivers.

To install the AWS Schema Migration Tool and JDBC drivers

  1. Download the AWS Schema Conversion Tool from Installing and Updating the AWS Schema Conversion Tool in the AWS Schema Conversion Tool User Guide. By default, the tool is installed in the "C:\Program Files\AWS Schema Conversion Tool\AWS directory.

  2. Launch the AWS Schema Conversion Tool.

  3. In the AWS Schema Conversion Tool, choose Global Settings from Settings.

  4. In Global Settings, choose Driver, and then choose Browse for Oracle Driver Path. Locate the JDBC Oracle driver and choose OK. Next, choose Browse for MySql Driver Path. Locate the JDBC MySQL driver and choose OK. Choose OK to close the dialog box.

    
                                Connecting to the Oracle DB instance for AWS Database Migration Service