Posted On: Aug 24, 2023

Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) now supports Percona Xtrabackup for completing physical migrations of your existing MySQL 8.x databases running on Amazon EC2 or outside of AWS. This capability makes it easier and faster to migrate large MySQL databases with complex schemas into Amazon Aurora MySQL. Percona XtraBackup allows you to perform consistent, non-blocking, online backups of your source MySQL database which can then be migrated to Aurora MySQL with minimal downtime.

To complete a physical migration, customers need to create a physical backup using the Percona XtraBackup tool. You can then upload the backup files to Amazon S3 and restore them to the target Aurora MySQL 3.x cluster. This feature is available in all AWS regions where Aurora MySQL is available. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other AWS services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.