I want to transfer ownership of an Amazon Redshift cluster from one AWS account to another. How can I do this?

AWS Support does not have access to copy Amazon Redshift resources or manipulate any configuration options in AWS accounts. You can't separate an AWS account from an Amazon.com account or transfer resources between AWS accounts. Before you manually migrate an Amazon Redshift cluster to another AWS account, consider the following:

  • The DNS endpoint for the new cluster will be different, so be sure to update all clients, application codes, and Kinesis data delivery streams to refer to the new endpoint.
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) log settings are not migrated, so be sure to enable database audit logging on the new cluster.
  • Historic information that is stored in STL and SVL tables is not migrated to or retained in the new cluster.

To manually migrate an Amazon Redshift cluster to another AWS account, follow these steps:

  1. Create a manual snapshot of the cluster you want to migrate.
  2. Share the cluster snapshot with another AWS account to view and restore the snapshot.
  3. Before you copy a snapshot to another region, first enable cross-region snapshots.
  4. In the destination AWS account, restore the shared cluster snapshot.

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Published: 2015-03-13

Updated: 2018-03-22