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Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Amazon Aurora Updates

Amazon Aurora releases updates regularly. Updates are applied to Amazon Aurora DB clusters during system maintenance windows. The timing when updates are applied depends on the region and maintenance window setting for the DB cluster, and also the type of update. Updates require a database restart, so you experience 20 to 30 seconds of downtime. After this downtime, you can resume using your DB cluster or clusters. You can view or change your maintenance window settings from the AWS Management Console.

Following, you can find information on general updates to Amazon Aurora. Some of the updates applied to Amazon Aurora are specific to a database engine supported by Aurora. For more information about database engine updates for Aurora, see the following table.

Database Engine Updates

Amazon Aurora MySQL

See Amazon Aurora MySQL Database Engine Updates

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

See Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Database Engine Updates

Amazon Aurora Versions

Amazon Aurora includes certain features that are general to Aurora and available to all Aurora DB clusters. Aurora includes other features that are specific to a particular database engine that Aurora supports. These features are available only to those Aurora DB clusters that use that database engine, such as Aurora PostgreSQL.

An Aurora DB instance provides two version numbers, the Aurora version number and the Aurora database engine version number. Aurora version numbers use the following format.

<major version>.<minor version>.<patch version>

To get the Aurora version number from an Aurora DB instance using a particular database engine, use one of the following queries.

Database Engine Queries

Amazon Aurora MySQL

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SELECT AURORA_VERSION();
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SHOW @@aurora_version;

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

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SELECT AURORA_VERSION();

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