I've just been reassigned (partially) to make sense of using a MySQL database server in the cloud, namely in Amazon Web Services. I'll be blogging about my experiences. Today is part 1.
After creating the account, I got to work. I signed up for EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud 2), Simple Storage, and EBS (storage that allows for persistence). I played around with starting an instance, terminating it, etc. Then I got started with the command line tools. This is what I did.
- I made sure that my JAVA_HOME was set correctly in my mac: I typed
export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home/in the terminal. Then I typed
$JAVA_HOME/bin/java -versionto confirm that the JAVA_HOME was indeed set correctly.
- Then I made created a .ec2 directory in my home directory. I then added my private key and X.509 certificate to this directory. I also made