Typical Workflow for Using MySQL Cloud Service

To start using MySQL Cloud Service, refer to the following tasks as a guide:

Task Description More Information

Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription

(Does not apply to Oracle Cloud Machine)

Provide your information, and sign up for a free trial or purchase a subscription to Oracle MySQL Cloud Service

How to Begin with MySQL Cloud Service Subscriptions

Add and manage users and roles

Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges. Assign the necessary MySQL Cloud Service roles.

Managing User Accounts and Managing User Roles in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud, and About MySQL Cloud Service Roles and Users

Create an SSH key pair

Create SSH public/private key pairs to facilitate secure access to the compute nodes associated with your database deployments.

Generating a Secure Shell (SSH) Public/Private Key Pair

Create a MySQL Server deployment

Use a wizard to create a new MySQL Server deployment.

Creating a MySQL Server Deployment

Enable network access

Permit access to network services associated with your MySQL Server deployments.

About Network Access to MySQL Cloud Service

Load data into the database

Use standard MySQL Server tools to load data into your databases.

Loading Data into the MySQL Database

Monitor database deployments

Check on the health and performance of individual MySQL Server deployments.

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 4.0 Manual

Monitor the service

Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor performance, and review important notifications.

Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud Services in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud

Patch a database deployment

Apply a patch or roll back a patch.

Patching MySQL Cloud Service

Back up a database deployment

Back up a database or restore a database from a backup.

Backing Up and Restoring Databases on MySQL Cloud Service