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RightScale MySQL on EBS and Splunk Support

By John | December 9, 2008

Here’s a rip from their news email…

What’s New?

MySQL Templates with Integrated Amazon EBS Support

The trickiest part of running a production database in the cloud has always been the transience of disk storage on AWS instances. When a virtual server is shut down (or crashes), all local storage is lost. In the past, the only solution was to backup data to, and restore from, Amazon S3 — a painfully slow and sometimes impractical process.

Now, with RightScale’s beta release of support for the new Elastic Block Store (EBS) capability, your MySQL data can live on a mountable volume that operates at “local disk speeds” (i.e. fast), but persists separately from storage on your server instances at a much higher level of reliability. RightScale’s beta release support for EBS in our Manager for MySQL enables your MySQL servers to automatically mount the right data volumes at boot time, and ensures data integrity in case of failover. Backups of the EBS volumes are performed using the EBS snapshot feature, which means that the backup process is off-loaded from your cloud servers to EBS itself. Setting up a slave server also uses the snapshots to initialize the volume used by the slave, thereby reducing the slave set-up and synchronization time. These two features make the EC2 platform very well suited for very large databases. Note that the snapshots are stored on S3 so you still have the same ultimate backup protection.

What does all this mean for you?

New Partnership

RightScale is pleased to announce our cooperation with Splunk to provide an integrated solution for searching and navigating all your logs and IT data in real time. RightScale users will soon have access to ServerTemplates and RightScripts for running Splunk within our automated cloud computing management platform.

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