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Migrating MySQL to AWS RDS Aurora

Let’s just say that you have a standalone MySQL instance that you want to put on something more resilient. You’ve got a few choices on how to do that, and Amazon Web Services RDS using Aurora DB is a great place to host it. Here are the steps that I’ve taken to migrate from a Digital Ocean one-click WordPress instance …

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Taking a DNS Domain for a Drive on AWS Route53

Every once in a while I revisit a lot of the IT assets I’ve got on the go. I use GoDaddy for a lot of my domain services, and despite some challenges, it has done me well so far. One of the things that I do find limiting is the lack of a programmatic way to manage DNS for a …

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Double-Take Move – vSphere to Hyper-V migration

For anyone who has had to move virtual guests from a VMware vSphere environment to a Microsoft Hyper-V environment, you know the challenges that are involved. Now, if you read my blog you’ll find it surprising that I’d be moving content from vSphere to Microsoft Hyper-V since I haven’t highlighted this as a need before. That’s true for my experiences, …