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Working Code Podcast – Episode 102: Migrating Large Databases

Published: November 23, 2022

Migrating databases is always complicated. And, the more data that you have to migrate, the more complex your migration process becomes. This week on the show, Adam shares the lessons that he learned while performing a large, multi-client, multi-cluster, week-long database migration for AlumnIQ. This included moving roughly a dozen different databases from Amazon Aurora (MySQL 5) to Aurora 8 by way of Amazon S3. Late nights, indexes, and UTF-8 MB4 character encodings, oh my!

All that and more on this week’s show:

… featuring these beautiful, beautiful people:

With audio editing and engineering by ZCross Media.

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