System Requirements for Amazon RDS for MySQL

Updated

To back up and restore MySQL data on an Amazon application, verify that your environment has the required software and a firewall.

Software Requirements

  • Package required on access nodes

    • Virtual Server Agent

    • MySQL Agent

  • Access nodes that you run backup and restore operations on must have one of the following operating systems:

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

    • CentOS 8.x

    • CentOS 7.x

    • Windows 2012

    • Windows 2016

    • Windows 2019

Note: If you have network configuration enabled on the access nodes, before you deploy the Linux proxy, configure a firewall on the cloud proxy and on-premises. For more information, see Configuring a Firewall to Install the Virtual Server Agent on a Cloud VM or Instance.

Supported MySQL Versions

  • MySQL 5.6.x

  • MySQL 5.7.x

  • MySQL 8.0.x

Note: To back up and restore data using MySQL version 8 on Windows, install Microsoft Visual C++ libraries.

User Account Requirements

The MySQL user account must have the following minimum permissions to perform cloud based backup and restore operations using dump-based solutions:

  • SELECT

  • INSERT

  • UPDATE

  • DELETE

  • CREATE

  • DROP

  • RELOAD

  • PROCESS

  • REFERENCES

  • ALTER

  • SHOW DATABASES

  • CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES

  • INDEX

  • LOCK TABLES

  • EXECUTE

  • REPLICATION

  • SLAVE

  • REPLICATION CLIENT

  • CREATE VIEW

  • SHOW VIEW

  • CREATE ROUTINE

  • ALTER ROUTINE

  • CREATE USER

  • EVENT

  • TRIGGER ON

Example:

CREATE USER 'new_master_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'StrongPassword!';

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, RELOAD, PROCESS, REFERENCES, INDEX, ALTER, SHOW DATABASES, CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES, LOCK TABLES, EXECUTE, REPLICATION SLAVE, REPLICATION CLIENT, CREATE VIEW, SHOW VIEW, CREATE ROUTINE, ALTER ROUTINE, CREATE USER, EVENT, TRIGGER ON *.* TO 'new_master_user'@'%' WITH GRANT OPTION;

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;