The data replicated from MySQL can be any data, although there are some known limitations and assumptions made on the way the information is transferred.
The following are required for replication to AmazonRDS:
Table format should be updated to UTF8 by updating the MySQL
To prevent timezone configuration storing zone adjusted values and
exporting this information to the binary log and AmazonRDS, fix the
timezone configuration to use UTC within the configuration file
Amazon RDS Host
Create the Amazon RDS Instance
If the instance does not already exist, create the Amazon RDS instance and take a note of the IP address (Endpoint) reported. This information will be required when configuring the replicator service.
Also take a note of the user and password used for connecting to the instance.
Check your security group configuration.
The host used as the slave for applying changes to the Amazon RDS instance must have been added to the security groups. Within Amazon RDS, security groups configure the hosts that are allowed to connect to the Amazon RDS instance, and hence update information within the database. The configuration must include the IP address of the slave replicator, whether that host is within Amazon EC2 or external.
Change RDS instance properties
Depending on the configuration and data to be replicated, the
parameter of the running instance may need to be modified. For
may need to be increased.
For more information on changing parameters, see Section 6.5.4, “Changing Amazon RDS Instance Configurations”.