Re: Amazon As DR Site?

From: Dba DBA <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:50:52 -0500
Message-ID: <>

you would likely have to contact them for an estimate. i think the prices depend on what you want and what they can get away with charging.

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Ethan Post <> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ethan
> 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

Received on Wed Jan 21 2015 - 18:50:52 CET

Original text of this message