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I want to ask a question related to Amazon services (AWS/EC2) and databases. Basically here is my question (could add more details once asked on the right place):

We are an online shop. We have a couple of self managed servers, production and development, with some databases on a MS SQL Server 2008R2 express intance. Also we have another database hosted on the Amazon RDS service. Right now I've been asked to investigate the option of migrating all the production/devolpment databases to Amazon AWS. Also check the viability of using EC2. Sorry if I'm miss using some terms, I'm just learning about all these services.

Where should I start, doing some tests, creating a dummy database to test the different setups? Can I have some recommendation on tutorial/blog/faq's where to find some usefull information? Any recommendation will be welcomed as well as any previous experience doing this kind of migration to the AWS.

I see there are lot of questions about these subjects on different sites:

  • SO: [amazon-ec2] 3,348 questions
    [aws] 955 questions
    aws+database: 71 questions
  • serverfault: [amazon-ec2] 2411 questions
    [aws] 1512 questions
    aws+database: 3374 questions
  • dba: [amazon-ec2] 45 questions
    [aws] 36 questions
    aws+database: 0 questions

The DBA site has not much about the subject. But my question is more DBA tasks related question. I'm thinking on either asking on Serverfault as it seems to hold the greater number of questions about the subject or replicating the question on the three sites. Second option seems to me not the correct one. But I'm afraid asking only on one of the sites and not only not having the needed answer, but not having an answer at all.

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It depends (as usual)...what is your question? –  Time Traveling Bobby Dec 17 '12 at 10:42
    
I see your update, but I still don't see a question, really. –  Mat Dec 17 '12 at 11:03
    
@Mat, updated again, hope is ok now, nevertheless I already have the answer I need. –  Yaroslav Dec 18 '12 at 11:37
    
Asking for recommendations & lists of links and plain old accounts of "experiences" doesn't usually make good SO questions. If you're looking for discussions, you're in the wrong place. –  Mat Dec 18 '12 at 11:42

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Also we have another database hosted on the Amazon RDS service. Right now I've been asked to investigate the option of migrating all the production/devolpment databases to Amazon AWS. Also check the viability of using EC2.

Based on that, I think DBA is the best fit.

Please do not replicate the question on all three sites. Read the FAQ and some related questions each site to find the one where you think your question will be the best fit. If the community on that site closes your question, then you can request that it be migrated to another site.

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Ok, I got it. I was sure that to replicate the question was indeed not the right path. Will ask on DBA site and if I get no answer or none completly clear will ask to be migrated to ServerFault or SO. –  Yaroslav Dec 17 '12 at 14:20

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