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bigjocker
05-06-2012, 07:00 AM
Hi,

We're evaluating DBVisit Replicate to migrate one of our production databases to Amazon RDS with Oracle (we are DBVisit Standby customers). RDS instances are isolated machines that cannot be accessed via SSH (we can access only via port 1521), so no software can be installed locally.

Is there a way to use DBVisit replicate in this scenario? I've checked the user manual and it requires the installation of the DBVisit Replicate software on both source and target machines, but this is not possible under Amazon RDS.

We can set up a second server on the Amazon cloud, that has access as a client to the RDS instance (full sqlplus access via tnsnames.ora), but the SYS and SYSTEM accounts are a little limited.

Is this a supported environment for DBVisit Replicate?

Thanks

Arjen Visser
12-31-2012, 09:02 AM
Hello,

Yes this is a supported environment. The steps to making this work are:
1. Setup a second server in Amazon AWS. Install Dbvisit Replicate on this server and this will run the APPLY process. This will have access to the RDS instance through tnsnames.ora
2. As the SYS and SYSTEM accounts are limited, you can create a new DBA account in the RDS and use this account when the Dbvisit Replicate setup wizards asks for SYS and SYSTEM.
3. Install Dbvisit Replicate on your source server on premise and run the setup wizard as per normal.

We will document this more fully in the near future.

Mark Ripma
02-18-2013, 03:01 AM
You mention that you are considering RDS for one of your production databases. At Dbvisit we are evaluating our approach to RDS (we are an AWS partner).

Would you be willing to share your reasons for considering RDS and, if you do migrate, whether you will then have a hybrid situation (both Cloud and on-premise) with a continuing need for replication activities between installations and databases?

What additional tools could Dbvisit develop that would make your conbined on-premise and cloud database environment easier to manage and more productive?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

--Mark
Mark Ripma
AWS Marketing for Dbvisit

Mark Ripma
02-18-2013, 03:02 AM
You mention that you are considering RDS for one of your production databases. At Dbvisit we are evaluating our approach to RDS (we are an AWS partner).

Would you be willing to share your reasons for considering RDS and, if you do migrate, whether you will then have a hybrid situation (both Cloud and on-premise) with a continuing need for replication activities between installations and databases?

What additional tools could Dbvisit develop that would make your conbined on-premise and cloud database environment easier to manage and more productive?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

--Mark