How do I migrate to a larger RDS database instance?

Applies to Deep Security AMI from AWS Marketplace only

If you are using an Amazon RDS database instance as your Deep Security database and you want to move to an RDS instance that includes more storage, follow these steps:

  1. Back up your current database. Follow the instructions provided by AWS for backing up your database to an S3 bucket. For example, see Amazon RDS for SQL Server - Support for Native Backup/Restore to Amazon S3.

    RDS SQL Server Express is not supported for use with Deep Security in a production environment. In addition, migrating from RDS SQL Server Express to SQL Server Enterprise is not supported with Deep Security.

    For general database requirements, see Prepare a database for Deep Security Manager on AWS.

  2. Stop the Deep Security Manager service. In a Windows environment, you can use the Windows Services UI. In a Linux environment, use the service dsm_s stop command.
  3. Restore the database in your new database instance.
  4. If your database IP address or login information has changed, update the Deep Security Manager properties file. On Windows, the file is [Deep Security install directory]\webclient\webapps\ROOT\WEB-INF\ On Linux, it's /opt/dsm/webclient/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/ Here is an example of the contents:
    	#Wed Jun 11 16:19:19 EDT 2008
  5. Start the Deep Security Manager service.