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amazon-redshiftHow do I set up Amazon RDS with Multi-AZ for high availability?

  1. Create an Amazon RDS instance in the AWS Management Console.
  2. Select the Multi-AZ option for high availability.
  3. Select the database engine and version that you need.
  4. Specify the instance type and storage capacity.
  5. Provide a database name, username and password.
  6. Create a new VPC security group and add the required inbound and outbound rules.
  7. Click Create Database button to launch the instance.

Example code

aws rds create-db-instance \
    --db-instance-identifier mydbinstance \
    --db-name mydbname \
    --allocated-storage 5 \
    --db-instance-class db.t2.micro \
    --engine mysql \
    --master-username admin \
    --master-user-password mypassword \

Output example

    "DBInstance": {
        "DBInstanceIdentifier": "mydbinstance",
        "DBInstanceClass": "db.t2.micro",
        "Engine": "mysql",
        "DBName": "mydbname",
        "MultiAZ": true,
        "AllocatedStorage": 5,
        "MasterUsername": "admin"

Code explanation

aws rds create-db-instance: Creates a new DB instance.

--db-instance-identifier mydbinstance: Specifies the identifier for the DB instance.

--db-name mydbname: Specifies the name of the database to be created when the DB instance is created.

--allocated-storage 5: Specifies the allocated storage size specified in gigabytes.

--db-instance-class db.t2.micro: Specifies the compute and memory capacity of the DB instance.

--engine mysql: Specifies the database engine to be used for this DB instance.

--master-username admin: Specifies the master user name for the DB instance.

--master-user-password mypassword: Specifies the password for the master user.

--multi-az: Specifies that the DB instance is a Multi-AZ deployment.

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