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Does RDS for MySQL Support Version Upgrades?

Updated at: Jun 09, 2021 GMT+08:00
  • Major version upgrades

    You can use DRS to smoothly migrate databases from MySQL 5.6 to MySQL 5.7 with minimal downtime. Before using DRS to upgrade a major version, you need to prepare a DB instance of the target version.

    On the Instance Management page, click the target DB instance. On the displayed Basic Information page, click Migrate Database in the upper right corner of the page.

    For more information, see Before You Start in the Data Replication Service User Guide.

    Table 1 MySQL database version information

    Data Flow

    Migration Direction

    Source Database Version

    Destination Database Version

    MySQL database -> RDS for MySQL instance

    To the cloud

    • MySQL 5.5.x
    • MySQL 5.6.x
    • MySQL 5.7.x
    • MySQL 8.0.x
    • MySQL 5.6.x
    • MySQL 5.7.x
    • MySQL 8.0.x

    Data cannot be migrated from a later version database to an earlier version database.

  • Minor version upgrades

    RDS for MySQL supports automatic and manual minor version upgrades, which can improve performance, add new functions, and fix bugs.

    For primary/standby DB instances, the standby DB instance is upgraded first and then the primary DB instance is upgraded.

    For more information upgrade operations, see Upgrading a Minor Version.

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