I received a maintenance notification letting me know that one of my DB instances requires maintenance. What are some strategies I can use to minimize downtime?

Not all maintenance requires downtime, but occasionally AWS schedules your instance for important updates that require a short downtime. To minimize downtime, modify your DB instance to a Multi-AZ deployment.

Some updates can be deferred by adjusting your preferred maintenance window.

For details about pending maintenance events for your Amazon RDS instances, check the Events pane of the Amazon RDS console.


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Published: 2016-09-22

Updated: 2018-05-11