Secure a Multi-AZ RDS Instance

1.75 hours
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, you are asked to secure a Multi-AZ RDS instance. After completing this lab, students will have hands-on experience converting a single Availability Zone RDS instance to a secure Multi-AZ instance.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Enable Data Encryption

Enable data encryption on the existing instance with the following:

  • Copy an existing snapshot to an encrypted snapshot.
  • Restore the encrypted snapshot to an encrypted instance.
Convert to Multi-AZ

Convert the newly restored instance to a Multi-AZ instance.

Ensure Connectivity

Ensure connectivity to the instance by checking the security group and connecting from the EC2 node using the psql client.

Additional Resources

You are working as a database administrator and are tasked with securing an existing RDS instance. To accomplish this task, you will need to complete the following:

  • Enable data encryption
  • Convert to Multi-AZ
  • Ensure connectivity

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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