How do I migrate to a larger RDS database instance?

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 supported in very limited deployments. See Microsoft SQL Server Express considerations for important details. In addition, migrating from RDS SQL Server Express to SQL Server Enterprise is not supported with Deep Security.

  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\dsm.properties. On Linux, it's /opt/dsm/webclient/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/dsm.properties. Here is an example of the contents:
    	#Wed Jun 11 16:19:19 EDT 2008
    	database.SqlServer.user=sa
    	database.name=IDF
    	database.directory=null
    	database.SqlServer.password=$1$87251922972564e6bb3e2da917463fb1de
    	4a5fcea848e688cd4ceb42b9bfb17a942c3c8ad99ff05938c81a60a2a11f4c3c6
    	c1af5c9d01f3c8bfa60e634502aba112b9394ee4f73c970a6970fc9db6f96ba0cc
    	80600ad4e36869881bddc3bdfc1abf8a7b2be459ff92c5dfeabbd8e7fd8
    	database.SqlServer.instance=DSM
    	mode.demo=false
    	database.SqlServer.namedPipe=true
    	database.type=SqlServer
    	database.SqlServer.server=.
    	manager.node=1					
          
  5. Start the Deep Security Manager service.