Posted On: Nov 16, 2023
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now offers the option to upgrade your MySQL 5.7 snapshots (Minor versions 16 to 43) to MySQL 8.0 (Minor versions 28, 32, 33, 34) using the RDS Console and the ModifyDBSnapshot API or CLI command.
RDS for MySQL 5.7 will reach end of standard support on Feb 29, 2024. Upgrading snapshots ensures that you have the latest supported engine version. Using the snapshot upgrade feature, you can upgrade your MySQL 5.7 snapshots to MySQL 8.0 without restoring them.
Support for upgrading RDS for MySQL 5.7 snapshots to RDS for MySQL 8.0 is generally available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To get started, go to the RDS console or refer to the ModifyDBSnapshot API reference here.