Ok. So just tried to create a new RDS instance for development using a t2 instance and it tells me I have to use VPC! Why? I didn't a week ago or so. I still don't need to if I use the more expensive m1 instance types.
I don't want to have to learn and configure a VPC (I'm no network engineer) just to take advantage of an RDS instance. This is very frustrating!
Well for my set-up I don't have a load balancer for the EC2 instance inside the VPC. If you have your RDS and EC2 instances inside your VPC and you want to add the EC2 instance to a load balancer outside of the VPC you might be able to achieve this by enabling the 'Classic Link' -> 'Link to VPC' on the load balancer but I've never done it myself so I'm not sure.
How do people backup their Dynamo data? I know dynamo is a pretty redundant storage platform but its always good to have a snapshot in case the data gets mangled by and errant update script.
I have configured AWS Data Pipelines for each of my dynamo tables to backup to an S3 bucket which works fine.
The cost however is quite large as spinning up a pipeline involves 2 or 3 large instances which you are charged rounded up to the hour (so you pay an hour for a 5 min backup). Times this by the number of tables and over a month is expensive!
I know you can do a lot more complex operations in a AWS Data Pipeline so what I'm wondering is can you configure one pipeline to backup all your tables in one go (and so reduce costs)?
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