Before you use DTS for data migration, data synchronization, or change tracking, you must prepare the environments that are required for the source or destination database.

Note For more information about the preparations that are required for DTS features, see the following topics:

The following table lists the preparations in different scenarios.

Table 1. Preparation overview
Scenario Preparation
  • The type of the source or destination database for data migration is User-Created Database with Public IP Address.
  • The type of the source database for change tracking is User-Created Database with Public IP Address.
  • The type of the source or destination database for data migration or synchronization is User-Created Database in ECS Instance.
  • The type of the source database for change tracking is User-Created Database in ECS Instance.
Create an account for a user-created MySQL database and configure binary logging
  • The type of the source or destination database for data migration or synchronization is User-Created Database Connected over Express Connect, VPN Gateway, or Smart Access Gateway.
  • The type of the source database for change tracking is User-Created Database Connected over Express Connect, VPN Gateway, or Smart Access Gateway.
The destination ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance has a low specification (with less than two CPU cores) and you want to migrate a large volume of data. Disable slow query log to improve migration performance