Posted On: Nov 23, 2021

Amazon Redshift RA3 Reserved Instance (RI) migration feature is now available in the Amazon Redshift Console, CLI and API to help migrate your DS2 RI clusters to RA3 RI clusters.

Amazon Redshift RA3 RI migration feature is available to Amazon Redshift customers that have eligible DS2.xlarge and DS2.8xlarge clusters with RIs purchased for those clusters in the same account, and where the cluster size meets the requirements. You can migrate the DS2 RI clusters to equivalent RA3 RI clusters as part of a cross-instance resize or cross-instance snapshot restore function. The RA3 RI covering the new cluster will be the same cost and on the same calendar terms as the original DS2 RI for supported configurations.  

This feature is now available in the following public AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney).

It will be available in the remaining public AWS regions: South America (Sao Paulo), Europe (Milan), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), AWS GovCloud (US-West), AWS GovCloud (US-East), US West (N. California), Africa (Cape Town), Middle East (Bahrain), Canada (Central), Europe (London), Europe (Paris) and Asia Pacific (Osaka) on December 20, 2021. Refer to the AWS Region Table for Amazon Redshift availability. To learn more about RA3 nodes, see the Amazon Redshift RA3 feature page. To learn more about DS2 to RA3 upgrades, see the Upgrading to RA3 node types section of the Amazon Redshift documentation. You can find more information on pricing by visiting the Amazon Redshift pricing page.