Amazon RDS Adds Auto-Upgrade Option

Database upgrades are often painful. Amazon has added an auto-upgrade option for its RDS service, allowing customers to instantly upgrade from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5.  

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Auto-upgrading does bring its own challenges; you have to be confident the upgrade won't break any related apps. See the Amazon blog post for more details.

Amazon RDS - MySQL Major Version Upgrade [AWS Blog]


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