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Create Aiven for MySQL® remote replicas

Learn how to create an Aiven for MySQL® remote replica to provide a read-only instance of your managed MySQL service in another geographically autonomous region.

About remote replicas

Aiven for MySQL read-only replicas provide a great way to reduce the load on the primary server by enabling read-only queries to be performed against the replica. It is also a good way to optimise query response times across different geographical locations since, with Aiven, the replica can be placed in different regions or even different cloud providers.

Using read-only replicas works as an extra measure to protect your data from the unlikely event that a whole region would go down. It can also improve performance if a read-only replica is placed closer to your end-users that read from the database.

Create a remote replica

To provision a remote replica:

  1. Log in to Aiven Console using your credentials.
  2. In the Services page, select an Aiven for MySQL service for which you wish to create a remote replica.
  3. In the Overview page of your service, go to section Read-only replicas and select Create replica.
  4. In the Create a MySQL read replica window, give your service a name, select the cloud provider and region, and choose a suitable Aiven for MySQL plan. Select Create to add the defined replica.

You can see the read-only replica being created and listed next to other Aiven service in the Services page in Aiven Console.