Importing RDS Server

Let’s say you have added a bunch of servers in RDS and use it quite regularly. Now you want to perform the start-stop or fondly called [;)] “Server Management” operation on these servers.
“Import RDS” lets you do this.
How do you do it?
When you add a server, if you have some servers in RDS but not in Servers view, you will be prompted with this window:

Selecting the second option imports your RDS Server as a CFServer in the Server Manager.

4 Responses to Importing RDS Server

  1. Glad to see this. There’s not much info in the docs that would lead one to realize that they can do the RDS setup without doing “server management”, and therefore also without needing to bother with the addition of the admin instance to a server, whether you just want to debug code on it, use the RDS Dataview, or other RDS features.
    For some people, adding the admin instance may be something they’re not sure they want to do, or it may be a no-no in their shop, such as if they’re accessing a shared server (and they won’t likely want to stop/start them from the IDE anyway).
    But the docs and installer all kind of leave the presumption that one “must” add a server, add the admin instance, etc. I’ve noticed (as this blog entry confirms) that one can do all the RDS stuff without really bothering with “server management”, so thanks for sharing this.
    I’d like to see more on what features one could expect would and would not work if one did not “add a server” for a project. What editing features would be lost?

  2. Bhakti says:

    @Charlie: Thanks. This is a very good suggestion. I can take this one on the next 🙂

  3. Astounding!!! Bookmarked this page that has this sensational looking info. Will come back to see if there are any updates. You, the author, are a master. Thanks

  4. Tyson says:

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write on my blog something like that. Can I include a fragment of your post to my website?