Re: Amazon As DR Site?

From: Ethan Post <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:15:09 -0600
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Thanks for the feedback. I will certainly look into it a little more knowing that it is being used. My interest is only curiosity at the moment. I am wondering just how low in $$ terms for a reliable, although unorthodox, DR solution. Companies are spending a lot on DR solutions that they will likely never utilize. They do need it but perhaps they don't need the Ferrari version. In theory you could sync logs and keep physical backups offsite. If a DR event hits, you ship the files from the offsite storage vendor to AMZ (maybe do this monthly or quarterly anyway) if you don't have a recent version, you install software and fire up the database. This would cost next to nothing but could be very reliable IMO. Again, I know this is "crazy" talk and I don't suggest it for anyone, but these are the types of questions that interest me.

If anyone from Delphix is looking here and I don't know a whole lot about the product, but would be cool if you could "push a button" and minutes later have a copy of a database running on a new AMZ server (or Rackspace or what have you) and know that all the security you needed was there, and even had a dashboard that shows how much the cost is and what the cost per hour is etc...Also assuming if you can do this with database can you also do this with a filesystem? That way you can also clone the app disks along with the db?

For anyone interested in the comment parser mentioned in prior email that I am writing in PL/SQL I have made good progress and will share a link to it in the next week or two. I have been working on the initial format for the docs in which is a pretty cool little web app.


On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Dba DBA <> wrote:

> I work for a hosting company. I can't name it on the web. We have atleast
> 1 customer where we just manage their DR site. Its not 'cloud'. They have
> their own servers. Then again 'cloud' is a buzzword and means different
> things to different people.
> Since they own the servers they have somewhat of a custom setup. So our
> servers and disk layouts are the way they have it in house. Not sure if
> Amazon would do that. I think their low price means lower level of service.
> There are alot of hositng companies out there. Amazon is just one of them.
> I think their bread and butter is mysql because they sell on cost.
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 1:03 AM, Ethan Post <> wrote:
>> Just saw another thread here on AMZ cloud and wanted to throw out a
>> question.
>> Does anyone know of anyone who is using AMZ or other cloud provider
>> strictly as a DR solution and running everything else in house? Working
>> well? Cost? Good idea or bad? Hiccups?
>> I have a link to a Jeremiah Wilton video on oracle and amz which I still
>> need to watch which may provide some info I am looking for.
>> Just curious. Hopefully someone is still checking email this weekend.
>> Thanks,
>> Ethan

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