Oracle Database on AWS
Quick Start Reference Deployment Guide

Migrating Your Data to AWS

AWS provides several services that you can use to migrate your data to your Oracle Database installation. These are described briefly in the following sections. For detailed information, see the whitepaper Strategies for Migrating Oracle Databases to AWS.

AWS Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate your databases to AWS with virtually no downtime. All data changes to the source database that occur during the migration are continuously replicated to the target, allowing the source database to be fully operational during the migration process. After the database migration is complete, the target database remains synchronized with the source for as long as you choose, allowing you to switch the database over at a convenient time.

AWS DMS makes it easy to load your tables from your local database to your database in AWS. You can migrate your Oracle Database with multiple parallel tasks, by using an Internet link (VPN connection) or a dedicated 1-Gbps or 10-Gbps connection (AWS Direct Connect).

For more information about AWS DMS, see the AWS website.

AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball, which is a feature of AWS Import/Export, addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers, including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns. Transferring data with Snowball is simple, fast, secure, and can cost as little as one-fifth the cost of high-speed Internet.

With Snowball, you don’t need to write any code or purchase any hardware to transfer your data. Create a job in the AWS Management Console, and a Snowball appliance will be automatically shipped to you. Copy your data to the appliance (it will be encrypted), and then ship it back. The data will be loaded to Amazon S3 on AWS and made accessible from your instances.

For more information about AWS Snowball, see the AWS website.

Oracle RMAN Backup and Restore

You can use the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) to back up your data, send the backup files to AWS through AWS Snowball, or by using VPN or AWS Direct Connect, and restore your database on AWS. You can also use the RMAN backup file with AWS Database Migration Service to perform the first load.

For more information about Oracle RMAN, see the Oracle documentation.

Oracle Data Pump

You can use Oracle Data Pump to perform network export/import operations, or send your dump file to the Oracle machines or to Amazon S3 for import operation.

For more information about Oracle Data Pump, see the Oracle documentation.

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