Amazon Relational Database Service

2021/01/11 - Amazon Relational Database Service - 1 updated api methods

Changes  This releases adds support for Major Version Upgrades on Aurora MySQL Global Clusters. Customers will be able to upgrade their whole Aurora MySQL Global Cluster to a new major engine version.

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Changes (request)
{'AllowMajorVersionUpgrade': 'boolean', 'EngineVersion': 'string'}

Modify a setting for an Amazon Aurora global cluster. You can change one or more database configuration parameters by specifying these parameters and the new values in the request. For more information on Amazon Aurora, see What Is Amazon Aurora? in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


This action only applies to Aurora DB clusters.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

type GlobalClusterIdentifier


param GlobalClusterIdentifier

The DB cluster identifier for the global cluster being modified. This parameter isn't case-sensitive.


  • Must match the identifier of an existing global database cluster.

type NewGlobalClusterIdentifier


param NewGlobalClusterIdentifier

The new cluster identifier for the global database cluster when modifying a global database cluster. This value is stored as a lowercase string.


  • Must contain from 1 to 63 letters, numbers, or hyphens

  • The first character must be a letter

  • Can't end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens

Example: my-cluster2

type DeletionProtection


param DeletionProtection

Indicates if the global database cluster has deletion protection enabled. The global database cluster can't be deleted when deletion protection is enabled.

type EngineVersion


param EngineVersion

The version number of the database engine to which you want to upgrade. Changing this parameter results in an outage. The change is applied during the next maintenance window unless ApplyImmediately is enabled.

To list all of the available engine versions for aurora (for MySQL 5.6-compatible Aurora), use the following command:

aws rds describe-db-engine-versions --engine aurora --query '*[]|[?SupportsGlobalDatabases == `true`].[EngineVersion]'

To list all of the available engine versions for aurora-mysql (for MySQL 5.7-compatible Aurora), use the following command:

aws rds describe-db-engine-versions --engine aurora-mysql --query '*[]|[?SupportsGlobalDatabases == `true`].[EngineVersion]'

To list all of the available engine versions for aurora-postgresql , use the following command:

aws rds describe-db-engine-versions --engine aurora-postgresql --query '*[]|[?SupportsGlobalDatabases == `true`].[EngineVersion]'

type AllowMajorVersionUpgrade


param AllowMajorVersionUpgrade

A value that indicates whether major version upgrades are allowed.

Constraints: You must allow major version upgrades when specifying a value for the EngineVersion parameter that is a different major version than the DB cluster's current version.

If you upgrade the major version of a global database, the cluster and DB instance parameter groups are set to the default parameter groups for the new version. Apply any custom parameter groups after completing the upgrade.




Response Syntax

    'GlobalCluster': {
        'GlobalClusterIdentifier': 'string',
        'GlobalClusterResourceId': 'string',
        'GlobalClusterArn': 'string',
        'Status': 'string',
        'Engine': 'string',
        'EngineVersion': 'string',
        'DatabaseName': 'string',
        'StorageEncrypted': True|False,
        'DeletionProtection': True|False,
        'GlobalClusterMembers': [
                'DBClusterArn': 'string',
                'Readers': [
                'IsWriter': True|False,
                'GlobalWriteForwardingStatus': 'enabled'|'disabled'|'enabling'|'disabling'|'unknown'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • GlobalCluster (dict) --

      A data type representing an Aurora global database.

      • GlobalClusterIdentifier (string) --

        Contains a user-supplied global database cluster identifier. This identifier is the unique key that identifies a global database cluster.

      • GlobalClusterResourceId (string) --

        The AWS Region-unique, immutable identifier for the global database cluster. This identifier is found in AWS CloudTrail log entries whenever the AWS KMS customer master key (CMK) for the DB cluster is accessed.

      • GlobalClusterArn (string) --

        The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the global database cluster.

      • Status (string) --

        Specifies the current state of this global database cluster.

      • Engine (string) --

        The Aurora database engine used by the global database cluster.

      • EngineVersion (string) --

        Indicates the database engine version.

      • DatabaseName (string) --

        The default database name within the new global database cluster.

      • StorageEncrypted (boolean) --

        The storage encryption setting for the global database cluster.

      • DeletionProtection (boolean) --

        The deletion protection setting for the new global database cluster.

      • GlobalClusterMembers (list) --

        The list of cluster IDs for secondary clusters within the global database cluster. Currently limited to 1 item.

        • (dict) --

          A data structure with information about any primary and secondary clusters associated with an Aurora global database.

          • DBClusterArn (string) --

            The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each Aurora cluster.

          • Readers (list) --

            The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for each read-only secondary cluster associated with the Aurora global database.

            • (string) --

          • IsWriter (boolean) --

            Specifies whether the Aurora cluster is the primary cluster (that is, has read-write capability) for the Aurora global database with which it is associated.

          • GlobalWriteForwardingStatus (string) --

            Specifies whether a secondary cluster in an Aurora global database has write forwarding enabled, not enabled, or is in the process of enabling it.