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Launch a Read Replica RDS Instance.
Read Replicas are a type of RDS instance that's used for taking read-requests off of the source "master" RDS instance. Read Replicas are ideal for read-heavy database applications. Updates to the MySQL database on the source DB Instance will be replicated using MySQL’s native, asynchronous replication. Note: Replication lag can vary significantly.
Navigate to Clouds > AWS Region > RDS Instances.
Select a source DB instance for which you want to create a Read Replica.
Note: You can only create a Read Replica instance if you have a source DB instance that will serve as the Master-DB.
Click the Launch Read Replica button. This button will only be visible if the source RDS instance is available since a Read Replica will serve as a copy of the source "master" RDS instance for
Fill out the following fields appropriately.
To launch a Read Replica RDS Instance, provide the following information:
A Read Replica instance will inherit the remainder of its configuration settings from its source DB instance (e.g. RDS Security Groups, RDS Parameter Groups, etc.). To change any of these settings you will first need to launch the instance, wait for it to become 'available' and editable, edit its configurations, and then reboot the instance.
Tip: Use the (?) for additional help on specific fields when available.
Click the Launch action button when ready.
Note: Currently, there is no way to save a new RDS Instance's configuration settings without launching it.
Once its status becomes 'available' the RDS Instance will be accessible.
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