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  • Ezz

    April 10, 2020 at 1:55 pm


    In the following question:

    You are working as a SysOps Administrator for a pharmaceutical company which has a read-intensive MySQL database that needs to be migrated to AWS. You are required to ensure high availability and scalability of the database in your VPC.

    Which of the following should you do to meet this requirement? (Choose 2)

    The correct answers are:

    – Create AWS Aurora Clusters of MySQL database

    – Use Auto Scaling to automatically provision Aurora Read Replicas

    I was wondering why would we choose ‘Auto Scaling to automatically provision Aurora Read Replicas’ over ‘Enable the Cross-Region Replication feature’, although it is possible to have a cross region replication for an Aurora cluster:

    When we talk about high availability we aim for the Multi-AZ architecture, right? and the read replicas are for improving performance.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Kind Regards,

  • Tutorials-Dojo

    April 12, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Hi Ezz,

    The scenario says that it has a readintensive MySQL database. This is the reason why we have to use Aurora Read Replicas. To ensure high availability, we have to use an AWS Aurora Cluster.

    In RDS, you have to manually configure a Multi-AZ deployments configuration to improve the availability of your database. For an Aurora cluster, it is already high-available by default. Remember that an Amazon Aurora DB cluster consists of one or more DB instances and a cluster volume that manages the data for those DB instances. This is somewhat akin to the Multi-AZ setting in RDS.

    For more information about Aurora DB clusters, please check this reference:

    Although configuring cross-region replication would improve the availability of the database, this setting is only warranted if you have a disaster recovery plan that covers an outage of the entire AWS region. The use of the Amazon Aurora DB cluster should suffice based on the requirement provided in the scenario.

    Hence, the two provided answers are indeed correct.

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