How to build database for development environment?

I have aws rds aurora database for the production environment. And I have to build a database for the development environment.

I tried it by using aws database migration service(DMS), snapshot, mysqldump.

First, DMS didn't support migrating Auto_Increment column and Indexes. But I need them.

Second, Snapshot overwrite production database's user data(MySQL user data - using when connecting to MySQL) to the development database. And I want to maintain them differently.

Last, mysqldump is so slow and I concerned about mysqldump may cause down performance to production database.

So, I'm looking for the other way.

The below things are what I want:

  1. Every information(w/o MySQL user data) such as Auto_Increment, Indexes are must be migrated.
  2. Development environment database is must be sync to production database(reset and re-migrate) every day automatically.
  3. Migration process as faster and lower downing performance as possible is the best.

Does anyone know how to build it?

1 answer

  • answered 2021-04-08 10:06 Viraj.K

    1. Using an AWS DMS task, you can specify what schema to migrate and the type of migration.

    The page should look similar to the following

    1. Amazon RDS automatically creates a primary DB Instance and synchronously replicates the data to a standby instance in a different Availability Zone (AZ). Each AZ runs on its own physically distinct, independent infrastructure, and is engineered to be highly reliable.

    2. Yes you can. Migrations are among the most time-consuming tasks handled by the database administrators (DBAs). Although the task becomes easier with the advent of managed migration services such as the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), many large-scale database migrations still require a custom approach due to performance, manageability, and compatibility requirements.


    *Amazon RDS provides high availability and failover support for DB instances using Multi-AZ- deployments.

    *ElastiCache improves the performance of your database through caching query results