Upgrading the MariaDB DB Engine
When Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports a new version of a database engine, you can upgrade your DB instances to the new version. There are two kinds of upgrades: major version upgrades and minor version upgrades. You must modify the DB instance manually to perform a major version upgrade. Minor version upgrades occur automatically if you set the Auto Minor Version Upgrade option on your DB instance to Yes. In all other cases, you must modify the DB instance manually to perform a minor version upgrade.
For more information about MariaDB supported versions and version management, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS Versions.
AWS Management Console
To upgrade the engine version of a DB instance by using the AWS Management Console
Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.
In the navigation pane, choose Instances.
Choose the check box for the DB instance that you want to upgrade.
Choose Instance Actions, and then choose Modify.
For DB Engine Version, choose the new version.
To upgrade immediately, select Apply Immediately. To delay the upgrade to the next maintenance window, clear Apply Immediately.
Review the modification summary information. To proceed with the upgrade, choose Modify DB Instance. To cancel the upgrade, choose Cancel or Back.
To upgrade the engine version of a DB instance, use the AWS CLI modify-db-instance command. Specify the following parameters:
--db-instance-identifier– the name of the db instance.
--engine-version– the version number of the database engine to upgrade to.
--no-apply-immediately– apply changes during the next maintenance window. To apply changes immediately, use
For Linux, OS X, or Unix:
aws rds modify-db-instance \ --db-instance-identifier
<new_version>\ --allow-major-version-upgrade \ --apply-immediately
aws rds modify-db-instance ^ --db-instance-identifier
<new_version>^ --allow-major-version-upgrade ^ --apply-immediately
To upgrade the engine version of a DB instance, use the ModifyDBInstance action. Specify the following parameters:
DBInstanceIdentifier– the name of the db instance, for example
EngineVersion– the version number of the database engine to upgrade to.
ApplyImmediately– whether to apply changes immediately or during the next maintenance window. To apply changes immediately, set the value to
true. To apply changes during the next maintenance window, set the value to
https://rds.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=ModifyDBInstance &ApplyImmediately=false &DBInstanceIdentifier=mydbinstance &EngineVersion=new_version &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2013-09-09 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20131016/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20131016T233051Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=087a8eb41cb1ab5f99e81575f23e73757ffc6a1e42d7d2b30b9cc0be988cff97