Posted On: Sep 5, 2017

You can now migrate encrypted databases from Amazon RDS for MySQL to Amazon Aurora. Previously, only unencrypted databases were supported. Migration can be done either by restoring an RDS MySQL snapshot to Aurora, or by creating an Aurora Read Replica, which has the advantage of automating the copying and replication and minimizing downtime. 

You can encrypt the new Aurora database with the same Amazon Key Management Service (KMS) key as the original RDS MySQL database, or choose to specify a new KMS key. Learn more about migrating encrypted databases in the Amazon Aurora documentation.

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. See Amazon Aurora Pricing for regional availability.