Posted On: Aug 29, 2017

Amazon Aurora MySQL users can now create quick, efficient database clones. Following on the heels of the original database cloning announcement in June 2017, copy operation time has been substantially reduced so entire multi-terabyte database clusters can be cloned in minutes.

Cloning is useful for a number of purposes including application development, testing, database updates, and running analytical queries. Immediate availability of data can significantly accelerate your software development and upgrade projects, and make analytics more accurate. 

You can clone an Amazon Aurora database with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, without impacting the production environment. The clone is distributed and replicated across 3 availability zones. You can create multiple clones of the same database, and even clones of clones.

A cloning operation does not incur any storage charges, so you can create as many database copies as you need and only pay for the instance-hours used. You’ll be charged for additional storage space only if you make data changes. Watch the Fast Database Cloning launch video and refer to the Amazon Aurora documentation for more information.

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database that powers some of the world’s biggest database deployments. See Amazon Aurora Pricing for regional availability.