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Warning re: RDS instances

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1 parent 8910fc0 commit 2a3ed4bc4a7cd132d17d0a3fee503ea49bcc9bc1 @alexfarrill alexfarrill committed Nov 29, 2011
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@@ -34,5 +34,5 @@ set :mysqldump_local_tmp_dir, "/tmp"
* Where to run the mysqldump command. If set to :local, mysqldump will use the -h parameter and run the dump locally. The default is set to :local if a host is specified, otherwise it is set to :remote
set :mysqldump_location, :local
+## Warning: RDS
+If using Amazon RDS and mysqldump_location is set to :local, mysqldump seems to render the RDS instance completely inaccessible during the dump. This is annoying, if you are using RDS and EC2, I suggest either using :remote and having the mysqldump command run on an EC2 instance, where this does not happen (by nature of network proximity, I assume), or pointing the database at a slave.

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