Getting started with AWS Database Migration Service - AWS Database Migration Service

Getting started with AWS Database Migration Service

In the following tutorial, you can find out how to perform a database migration with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS).

To perform a database migration, take the following steps:

  1. Set up your AWS account by following the steps in Setting up for AWS Database Migration Service.

  2. Create your sample databases and an Amazon EC2 client to populate your source database and test replication. Also, create a virtual private cloud (VPC) based on the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) service to contain your tutorial resources. To create these resources, follow the steps in Prerequisites for AWS Database Migration Service.

  3. Populate your source database using a sample database creation script.

  4. Use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to convert the schema from the source database to the target database. To convert the schema, follow the steps in Migrate schema.

  5. Create a replication instance to perform all the processes for the migration. To do this and the following tasks, take the steps in Replication.

  6. Specify source and target database endpoints.

  7. Create a task to define what tables and replication processes you want to use, and start replication.

  8. Verify that replication is working by running queries on the target database.