Scaling behaviour on ElastiCache Redis (Cluster Mode Disable)


When I perform a scaling down (e.g. t3.small to t3.micro) on ElastiCache Redis (Cluster mode disable) cluster, will the data be restored from the previous cluster? Is there any difference between single-node cluster and cluster with replicas?

P.S. The doc on scaling up cluster did mentioned the data is copied to the new cluster. However there is not mentioned in scaling down document.

asked 10 months ago355 views
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Hi, the doc confirms that data is copied across nodes during vertical scaling (up or down): see

The scale up and scale down processes rely on creating clusters with newly selected node types 
and synchronizing the new nodes with the previous ones.

While the vertical scaling process is designed to remain fully online, it does rely on synchronizing 
data between the old node and the new node. We recommend that you initiate scale up/down 
during hours when you expect data traffic to be at its minimum.



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answered 10 months ago
  • Since the doc is referred from cluster mode enabled section, can we expect the cluster mode disabled has the same behaviour?

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