Step 3: Collect and verify data - AWS Database Migration Service

Step 3: Collect and verify data

AWS DMS Studio is in preview release for AWS Database Migration Service and is subject to change.

Next, you collect information about your local database environment. DMS Collector automatically uploads your database information to AWS after collection is complete.

To collect information about your local database environment

  1. In the navigation pane, choose Data collection.

  2. On the Data collection page, choose Start collection.

    When data collection completes, DMS Collector displays the data objects. DMS Collector automatically uploads your data to AWS.

    
                            Screenshot showing the local server
  3. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS DMS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/dms/v2/ to verify that your data is successfully uploaded.

  4. In the navigation pane, choose Inventory.

  5. On the Inventory page, verify that your database information appears.

    
                            Screenshot showing the database information
  6. Choose the localhost:3306 database. On the Database overview page, verify that the database and schema information appears.

    
                            Screenshot showing the database and schema information

Your information about your local database environment is now stored in AWS DMS. In the next step, you run analysis on your database information and get recommendations about how best to migrate your databases to AWS.