The Amazon RDS Command Line Toolkit is used for setting up and administrating the Amazon Relational Data Services (RDS)

The Amazon RDS Command Line Toolkit requires Java 1.5 or greater and requires the following environment variables to be set:

Install Script

If you’re running Linux, this script will do everything this article covers: install_rdscli.sh from our aws_scripts collection. Be sure to run it as root or use sudo.

Git Repository

Checkout the repository. This only needs to be done once throughout this series of articles.

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git clone https://bitbucket.org/dowdandassociates/aws_scripts.git

Run install script

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sudo aws_scripts/install_aws_cli/install_rdscli.sh

Direct Download of Script

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curl -L https://bitbucket.org/dowdandassociates/aws_scripts/raw/master/install_aws_cli/install_rdscli.sh | sudo bash

Install Process

Create the directory in which to download the software if it does not already exist.

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mkdir -p /tmp/aws

Create the directory in which to install the software if it does not already exist.

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mkdir -p /opt/aws

Download the software.

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curl --silent \
--output /tmp/aws/RDSCli.zip \
http://s3.amazonaws.com/rds-downloads/RDSCli.zip

Delete any previous unzips of the software that may exist.

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rm -fR /tmp/aws/RDSCli-*

Unzip the software.

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unzip -d /tmp/aws /tmp/aws/RDSCli.zip

Delete any previously installed versions.

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rm -fR /opt/aws/RDSCli

Move the unzipped directory into the install directory.

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mv /tmp/aws/RDSCli-* /opt/aws/RDSCli

Delete the .zip file.

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rm -f /tmp/aws/RDSCli.zip

Set AWS_RDS_HOME, and put the tools into the path.

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cat <<'EOF'>/etc/profile.d/RDSCli.sh
export AWS_RDS_HOME=/opt/aws/RDSCli
export PATH=$PATH:$AWS_RDS_HOME/bin
EOF

References

Parts in this series

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