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Amazon RDS – Modifying an Amazon RDS DB instance

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 09 May, 2021

This article will cover all the steps involved in modifying an existing amazon RDS DB instance. 

AWS provides liberty to modify an existing DB Instance as per the dynamic demands of the user. This feature adds another layer of flexibility to the overall infrastructure of the AWS cloud computing platform. A pre-existing DB Instance can be altered at any point of time by the user as per their requirements and then back to normal after the motive is fulfilled. 

Before diving deep into the modification and its process. Please refer to this article if you have any kind of difficulty in creating a DB Instance. Now, let’s look at the step-by-step guide to modify an existing AWS RDS DB Instance.

Step 1: First of all, login into your AWS account, and then from the leftmost, click on the services tab, then from the drop-down list click on RDS service. The image is attached ahead for a much better understanding. 



Step 2: Wait for the next screen to load, once it is done. From the navigation pane select the option “Database”. Refer to the image attached ahead.

Step 3: In a while, the database console will load on the screen. Now, from the given list of pre-existing instances. Choose the instance you are willing to modify. The image to refer to is attached ahead.

Step 4: Now, click on the “modify” tab present on the top right. Refer to the for any query.

Step 5: After the modification screen is loaded, alter everything you wanted to change as per your requirement. Once it is all according to you, then click on “Apply Immediately”. As allowing this will apply all the changes made you immediate. The image is attached ahead for reference.

Step 6: Once it’s all done and you are sure about everything. Then click on “Modify DB Instance”. Refer to the image attached ahead.

In this way, we can simply modify a pre-existing DB Instance using the console. But if you are also an AWS free tier account user, then make sure you deleted all the instances you have created to ensure that you don’t receive a bill. And if you just want your current instance to reboot, follow the linked article.

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