AWS Quick Tips: Migrate Existing RDS Database

By J. Toman / on 04 Nov, 2019

How To Migrate an Existing RDS Database

Sometimes you need to move an RDS database from one region to another. How do you do that? It’s actually pretty simple.

  1. Make a snapshot of your database (Always do this before changing the configuration. It’s just the safe thing to do.)
  2. Create a read replica of the database in the new region you are moving to.
  3. Once that is finished being created and is ready, promote it to being master database.
  4. Change the relevant network configuration to point to the new database.
  5. Delete the old database

Pretty simple.

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