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Step 1: Defining the Postgres-RDS Database's Initial Settings

Please note that our Postgres destination is currently in open beta. The information in this article is subject to change.

In this step, you'll sign into your AWS account and configure the basic settings for the Postgres-RDS database.

  1. Sign into your AWS account.
  2. Once you’re signed into the AWS console, locate the RDS option. This should be in the Databases section of the page.
  3. Select the Region you want to launch the instance in. You can do this by clicking the Region drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the console and selecting the appropriate region:

  4. In the Create Instance section of the page, click the Launch a DB Instance button.
  5. In the Select Engine page, click the PostgreSQL icon and then the Select button.
  6. In the Production? page, you have two options:
    • Production: The Production option uses Multi-AZ Deployment and Provisioned IOPS Storage, which are features that are intended to guard against downtime and disk I/O performance issues. This option is a good idea if you or your company can’t afford downtime or you anticipate heavy usage of the database.
    • Dev/Test: This option is suitable if this database will operate outside of production, can handle downtime, don’t anticipate heavy usage,  or if you simply are giving RDS a try by using the Free Usage Tier.
  7. Select the option you want and click the Next Step button.

Next Steps

In the next step, you'll configure the advanced settings and launch the database in the AWS Console.

Next: Configuring & Launching the Postgres-RDS Database

Previous: Postgres-RDS Destination Requirements

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