[Announcement] Amazon RDS Extended Support opt-in behavior is changing. Upgrade your Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 database instances before February 29, 2024 to avoid potential increase in charges.

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This article serves as a reminder for RDS for MySQL major version 5.7 end of standard support and also explains changes in Amazon RDS Extended Support opt-in behavior.

Amazon RDS for MySQL will end standard support for major version 5.7 on February 29, 2024, at which time any database instances still running this version will be automatically enrolled in Amazon RDS Extended Support to ensure that your databases remain available to your applications.

What’s changing: On September 1, 2023, we announced Amazon RDS Extended Support [1]. We have since heard from customers that they prefer to be auto-enrolled into Amazon RDS Extended Support to maintain availability of their databases. For that reason, we are changing the experience to optimize for availability, meaning that we will automatically enroll all MySQL 5.7 database instances into Amazon RDS Extended Support on February 29, 2024. You do not have to use the AWS console or APIs to opt-in to Amazon RDS Extended Support manually.

What does it mean: You will see three things as a result of this change:

  • First, we will not auto-upgrade your database(s). You will have to upgrade your database to MySQL 8.0 when you’re ready. You must complete your upgrade before the end of RDS Extended Support for MySQL 5.7 on February 28, 2027.
  • Starting on March 1, 2024, you will start to be charged for Amazon RDS Extended Support on all Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 database instances that are still active. The charges for Amazon RDS Extended Support service will stop when you upgrade your database instance to MySQL 8.0. You can avoid Amazon RDS Extended Support charges entirely by upgrading to MySQL 8.0 before March 1, 2024.
  • Starting on March 1, 2024, you can create new Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 instances only in Amazon RDS Extended Support mode.

What do you need to do: Your next steps depend on whether you want to run your Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 databases beyond February 29, 2024.

  • If you plan to run your Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 database instances beyond February 29, you do not need to take any action. Your instance/cluster will be automatically enrolled into Amazon RDS Extended Support, and you will be billed for Extended Support starting March 1, 2024. Note, if you are running a minor version lower than MySQL 5.7.44, your database will be auto-upgraded to MySQL 5.7.44 starting on March 1, 2024. If you do not want to be auto-upgraded to MySQL 5.7.44, we recommend that you upgrade to this version manually before February 29, 2024.
  • If you do not intend to run your Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 database instances beyond February 29, 2024 or you do not want to incur expenses for Amazon RDS Extended Support, we recommend you upgrade your databases from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 by February 29, 2024. Consider using Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments [3] to minimize risk and downtime during your MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 upgrade.

If you have any questions or concerns, the AWS Support Team is available on AWS re:Post [4] and via Premium Support [5]

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

[2] https://aws.amazon.com/rds/mysql/pricing/

[3] https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/blue-green-deployments.html

[4] https://repost.aws

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

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Aslan
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I received a "Action Required" email regarding this citing our AWS account number, however, we don't have any RDS instances running anything less than MySql 8.0. I wonder if this also applies to old snapshots of RDS instances running MySQL 5.7?

Troy
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