Posted On: Jan 9, 2020

We are excited to introduce the Amazon WorkSpaces migrate feature that enables you to bring your user volume data to a new bundle. You can leverage this feature to migrate your WorkSpaces from the Windows 7 Experience to the Windows 10 Desktop Experience, as well as from a PCoIP WorkSpace to a WSP-powered WorkSpace (WSP, WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol, is currently available in beta).

With WorkSpaces migrate, you can specify the target WorkSpaces bundle by choosing from a list of public and custom WorkSpaces bundles. Migrate will recreate the WorkSpace using a new root volume from the target bundle image, and the user volume from the latest original user volume snapshot. A new user profile will be generated during migrate for better compatibility. And the data in your old user profile that cannot be moved into the new profile will be stored in a .notMigrated folder.

In addition, if the migrate workflow fails to complete the process, the service will automatically roll back the WorkSpace to its original state before migration, minimizing any data loss risk.

To get started, you can go to the WorkSpaces Management Console, select WorkSpaces then click “Action > Migrate WorkSpaces” to perform the migrate operation. During the month in which migration occurs, you are charged prorated amounts for both the new and the original WorkSpaces. This feature is available in all AWS regions where Amazon WorkSpaces is available. For more information, please refer to Amazon WorkSpaces documentation