The standard GSUtil installation recommended by Google wasn’t working. I found an alternative way to install GSUtil using wget to download, and tar to unzip. You might need to add a path if you install it on a non-standard directory.
You can test a network port connection using the “nc” command on Linux and “telnet” on Windows.
$ nc -zv domain.com port
C:\> telnet domain.com port
$ nc -zv domain.com 80 Connection to domain.com 80 port [tcp/http] succeeded!
C:\> telnet -zv domain.com 80 Connecting To domain.com...Could not open connection to the host, on port 80: Connect failed
For Telnet, if a connection is successful, it returns no message.
There are several cases where there will be a need to stop a RDS instance. It could be due to testing, development activity, or simply to save money. Whatever the reasons may be, you’ll need to be aware of the limitations when stopping RDS instances. Here are several cases where it may become an issue.
- You can’t stop a DB instance that has a Read Replica, or that is a Read Replica.
- You can’t stop a DB instance that is in a Multi-AZ deployment.
- You can’t stop a DB instance that uses Microsoft SQL Server Mirroring.
- You can’t modify a stopped DB instance.
- You can’t delete an option group that is associated with a stopped DB instance.
- You can’t delete a DB parameter group that is associated with a stopped DB instance.