[Announcement] Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 will reach end of standard support on February 29, 2024

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The following article is out-of-date as of Dec 20, 2023. Please refer to this article for up-to-date information about RDS for MySQL major version 5.7 end of standard support and changes in Amazon RDS Extended Support opt-in behavior.

MySQL community plans to deprecate MySQL 5.7 in October, 2023 [1] and will not provide any security patches or bug fixes after October, 2023. Following community timelines, Amazon RDS will end standard support of MySQL major version 5.7 on 29 February, 2024.

We recommend that you take action and upgrade your MySQL databases (DB) running major version 5.7 to major version 8.0 before RDS end of standard support in February, 2024. MySQL 8.0 offers new query functionality, enhancements for better performance, reliability, security and manageability. To learn more about the benefits of MySQL 8.0, refer to ‘Amazon RDS for MySQL 8.0 Announcement’ [2]

We strongly recommend that you upgrade your RDS for MySQL 5.7 DB instances as soon as possible, before February 29, 2024. You may consider using Amazon Blue/Green Deployments to minimize risk and downtime during your MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 upgrade.

The upgrade timeline for RDS for MySQL 5.7 instances will be as follows: RDS will upgrade your MySQL 5.7 database to MySQL 8.0 during a scheduled maintenance window between March 1, 2024 00:00:01 UTC and March 31, 2024 00:00:01 UTC. On March 31, 2024 00:00:01 AM UTC, any MySQL 5.7 databases that remain will be automatically upgraded to version 8.0 regardless of instances’ scheduled maintenance window.

[RDS Extended Support for MySQL 5.7.44]

On September 1, 2023, Amazon RDS announced Extended Support for MySQL 5.7 major version [3][4]. MySQL version 5.7.44 is the only minor version eligible for Extended Support. If you are unable to complete your upgrade to major version 8.0 before February 29, 2024, and would like to continue running RDS for MySQL DB instances on major version 5.7, you can opt in to RDS Extended Support and upgrade your instance to version 5.7.44 anytime before the end of standard support date on February 29, 2024. You can also opt in to Automatic Minor Version Upgrade [5] so RDS can auto upgrade your minor version to the Extended Support eligible version, 5.7.44. To learn more about RDS Extended Support, supported versions and associated charges, refer to the Amazon RDS for MySQL pricing page [6]. If RDS Extended Support is the right option for your business, you can opt in to RDS Extended Support starting in December, 2023. We will publish a notification on AWS Health Dashboard when it’s time to opt-in.

If you have opted in to RDS Extended Support on your RDS for MySQL 5.7 DB instance, RDS will NOT auto-upgrade that DB instance to MySQL 8.0, but your instance will be upgraded to MySQL 5.7.44, if it’s not already running this version. Such DB instances will be covered under RDS Extended Support and charged for Extended Support as per the prices on the Amazon RDS pricing page [6].

If you have any questions or concerns, the AWS Support Team is available on AWS re:Post [7] and via Premium Support [8]

[1] https://www.mysql.com/support/

[2] https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/10/amazon-rds-now-supports-mysql-8/

[3] https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2023/09/amazon-aurora-rds-extended-support-mysql-postgresql-databases/

[4] https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/introducing-amazon-rds-extended-support-for-mysql-databases-on-amazon-aurora-and-amazon-rds/

[5] https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/USER_UpgradeDBInstance.Upgrading.html#USER_UpgradeDBInstance.Upgrading.AutoMinorVersionUpgrades

[6] https://aws.amazon.com/rds/pricing/

[7] https://repost.aws

[8] http://aws.amazon.com/support

published 9 months ago30870 views

I understand RDS Extended Support costs based on vCPU-hour as described in RDS pricing page. but It is not clear in Multi-AZ with one standby configuration, is vCPU-hour should multiplied by 2 ? or in Multi-AZ with two readable standbys configuration, is vCPU-hour should multiplied by 3 ?

replied 8 months ago

@terajiro RDS Extended Support charges apply to all instances running a version that's covered under Extended Support. This includes all replicas (in-region and cross-region) as well as standby instances in Multi-AZ and Multi-AZ DB cluster configurations.

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