Posted On: Aug 8, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle now supports the promotion of a managed replica that was created using the replica function. When you promote a managed replica, it is converted from a physical standby database and activated as a standalone read/write primary database instance.

The RDS Custom for Oracle instance supports creation of up to five managed replicas. Managed replicas are initially created in mount mode but can be manually changed to read-only mode to offload read workloads. Running replicas in read-only mode requires Oracle Active Data Guard licenses. The replica promotion feature supports managed replicas running in either mode.

The read replica promotion feature is supported in all AWS regions where Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle is available. To learn more, please see the Amazon RDS Custom User Guide and Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.