AWS Database Migration Service

AWS 正式向所有使用者開放「AWS Database Migration Service」了:「AWS Database Migration Service」。

AWS 把前置作業 (setup & initial backup) 與 replication 的部份都包好,讓使用者可以很輕鬆的轉移。


Supported database sources include: (1) Oracle, (2) SQL Server, (3) MySQL, (4) Amazon Aurora and (5) PostgreSQL. All sources are supported on-premises, in EC2, and RDS except Amazon Aurora which is available only in RDS.


Supported database targets include: (1) Amazon Aurora, (2) Oracle, (3) SQL Server, (4) MySQL, and (5) PostgreSQL. All Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and Postgres targets are supported on-premises, in EC2 and RDS.

所以不只可以搬進 AWS,也透過在 EC2 instance 上架 Proxy 的方式搬出 AWS。比較特別的是可以不同 database 互轉?這好像可以玩玩看...

轉移的機器包括 t2.* 與 c4.* 兩種,一般來說 t2 系列的機器應該夠用,但如果要拼轉移速度的話可以拿 c4 出來撐場面。

Netflix 的全雲端化

Netflix 宣佈關閉最後一個非雲端的資料中心:「Completing the Netflix Cloud Migration」。

We are happy to report that in early January, 2016, after seven years of diligent effort, we have finally completed our cloud migration and shut down the last remaining data center bits used by our streaming service!


Instagram 從 AWS 搬到 Facebook 機房

InstagramInstagram Engineering Blog 上宣佈的消息:「Migrating From AWS to FB」。

整個 migration 的過程是採取不停機轉移,所以 effort 比直接停機轉移高很多:

The main blocker to this easy migration was that Facebook’s private IP space conflicts with that of EC2. We had but one route: migrate to Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) first, followed by a subsequent migration to Facebook using Amazon Direct Connect. Amazon’s VPC offered the addressing flexibility necessary to avoid conflicts with Facebook’s private network.

先把整個系統轉移到 Amazon VPC 裡,然後再拉 AWS Direct Connect 串起來,接下來才是慢慢把 instance 轉移到 Facebook 的機房內。


To provide portability for our provisioning tools, all of the Instagram-specific software now runs inside of a Linux Container (LXC) on the servers in Facebook’s data centers.

所以已經導入 LXC 了...