How do I migrate a MySQL database to Amazon RDS?
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is part of the Amazon Web Services, that allows one to setup and run a relational database in the cloud. It supports running MariaDB in addition to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other common relational databases.
Gee-Hwan Chuang of Listia has written a guide titled Moving a Production MySQL Database to Amazon RDS with Minimal Downtime. He recommends using mysqldump.