Posted On: Apr 5, 2022

Amazon Aurora now allows you to create clones between Aurora Serverless v1 and provisioned Aurora DB clusters to enable quick sharing of data.

Database cloning is faster than restoring a snapshot and requires no additional space at the time of creation. With this launch you can, for example, create a cloned Aurora Serverless v1 DB cluster from a provisioned Aurora DB cluster to get quick access to production data for development and testing. You can use the clone to verify schema changes, test different parameters, and run analytic queries on production data without providing direct access to the production database or impacting its performance. You only pay for additional storage if you make data changes in the cloned DB cluster.

Read more about database cloning in the Aurora documentation. To create a database clone, visit the Amazon Web Services Management Console or download the latest Amazon Web Services SDK or CLI.

Aurora Serverless v1 is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora (MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions). Read about Aurora Serverless v1 on the product page, and in the Aurora documentation.