Tutorials

Migrate MySQL Database to AWS RDS

In this post I will show you how to migrate a MySQL database to an RDS instance. I’ll be migrating a database that is running on a single EC2 instance. This instance is also running WordPress as part of a single server LEMP stack. This process will work for any application currently...

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Managing Backups with AWS Backup

We have previously gone through how to create an EBS snapshot lifecycle policy with DLM, but can we take this a little further? Can we backup more than just EBS volumes quickly and easily? With AWS Backup, yes, we can.  AWS Backup allows you to create a backup plan for...

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Mount EFS File System with Amazon Linux EC2

In a previous guide we created an EFS file system. In this guide we’ll mount that file system from an Amazon Linux 2 EC2 instance using the amazon-efs-utils package mount helper.   Prep Work Before we logon to our EC2 instance there are a couple things that we need to do...

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Create an Elastic File System with Amazon EFS

Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) is a simple and scalable file system for Linux-based workloads. This guide will show you how to create a new file system through the AWS console.  Create Your File System On the AWS Management Console select EFS. If this is the first time you have...

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Create EBS Snapshot Lifecycle Policy with DLM

Snapshots are an easy way to back up data on EBS volumes to S3. Amazon Data Lifecycle Manger for EBS Snapshots makes this process quick and simple.  This guide will show you how to create a simple policy that takes daily snapshots using DLM. If you want more detailed information on...

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Uploading SSL Certificates to AWS IAM

IAM is one of two services in AWS that allow you to manage SSL/TLS certificates, the other being ACM. Why two services? Good question. There are differences between how each integrates with other AWS services, such as Elastic load balancers and Cloudfront. We won’t go into detail on those here,...

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Uploading SSL Certificates to Amazon Certificate Manager

Amazon Certificate Manager (ACM) is a service that allows you to easily provision, manage, and deploy SSL/TLS certificates on AWS managed resources. You can either request a certificate directly from Amazon or upload a third party certificate, including self-signed. In this guide we’ll show you how to import a 3rd...

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