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Configuring an Aurora database on Amazon RDS

Use this information to configure an Aurora database on Amazon RDS for use with Alfresco Content Services. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database management system.
  • Aurora support is only available when running in AWS.
  • Setup Amazon RDS using the AWS Management Console. For more information, see the AWS documentation.
  • Alfresco Content Services is deployed on an Amazon EC2 instance
  1. Use the ssh command to connect to the Amazon EC2 instance using a provided .ppk key.

    For Amazon Linux, the user name is ec2-user. For RHEL5, the user name is either root or ec2-user. For Ubuntu, the user name is ubuntu. For SUSE Linux, the user name is root

  2. Execute sudo su to change to root.
  3. Download the Alfresco Content Services installer for Linux from the Support Portal.
  4. Install the downloaded installer using the following commands:

    chmod 777 alfresco-enterprise-5.N.x-installer-linux-x64.bin
    sudo ./alfresco-enterprise-5.N.x-installer-linux-x64.bin
  5. Install the Aurora database connector.

    This release requires mysql-connector-java-5.1.40.jar for compatibility with the SQL Server database.

    1. Download the mysql-connector driver from the MySQL JDBC driver download site.
    2. Copy the JDBC driver into the <TOMCAT_HOME>/lib directory.
  6. Install and use a database tool to connect to the Amazon RDS.
  7. Create a database named alfresco.
  8. Create a user named alfresco.
  9. Set the new user's password to alfresco.
  10. Open the <classpathRoot>/ file.
  11. Locate the following property:


  12. Edit the line with an absolute path to point to the directory in which you want to store Alfresco Content Services data. For example: dir.root=C:/Alfresco/alf_data
  13. Set and uncomment the database connection properties as shown below:
    # MySQL database connection
  14. Save the file.
  15. Restart the Alfresco Content Services server.

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