Automate AWS RedShift Snapshot And Restore

Automate AWS RedShift Snapshot And Restore

Redshift will help to handle a massive data warehouse workload. I used to manage some redshift cluster in past. Whenever the developers or I wanted to test something on RedShift, we generally take a snapshot and then launch a new cluster or launch it from the automated snapshot. This is fine for Ad-Hoc workloads. Think something like, if your developers want to continually test and run their sample queries on the cluster on daily basis with updated data then there will be a headache for AWS Admins, So I have prepared a shell script for this to mate this process and it’ll send the email alerts when any one of the steps are failed. This script will help you to automate AWS Redshift snapshot and restore. 

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Automatically Add EC2 Instances to Active Directory Domain – Part 1

Windows Servers are in AWS will show some glitches in sometimes. My previous article explains how Windows Server 2016 had some issues with DNS Suffix and Forwarders. This time I got a chance to play around with PowerShell automations. The requirement is automatically add EC2 instances to Active directory domain during the instance launch. It might be an On Demand purpose ec2 or launched by an Auto scaling group.

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