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Migrating Your Database to DigitalOcean With Minimal Downtime

Migrating Your Database to DigitalOcean With Minimal Downtime


About the Talk

Get time back, gain peace of mind with automatic recovery, and scale faster.

See how you can migrate your databases from virtually any source to DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases with minimal downtime and no additional costs.

What You’ll Learn

  • Benefits of managed databases over a self-hosted approach
  • How to easily migrate your MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis database to DigitalOcean Managed Databases
  • Migration strategies and architecture examples

This Talk Is Designed For

Anyone that wants to have a highly-available database with automatic recovery, while saving on costs.


DigitalOcean Managed Databases

How online migration works

Setting up your source database for migration

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Chris Sev


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Founder of scotch.io. Slapping the keyboard until good things happen.

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