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

Renaming a Microsoft SQL Server Database in a Multi-AZ with Mirroring Deployment

You can't rename a database on a Microsoft SQL Server DB instance that is in a SQL Server Multi-AZ with Mirroring deployment. If you need to rename a database on such an instance, first turn off Multi-AZ with Mirroring for the DB instance, then rename the database, and finally turn Multi-AZ with Mirroring back on for the DB instance. For more information, see Modifying a DB Instance Running the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine.

You can rename a database using the following procedure, which renames a database from MOO to ZAR. The procedure is analogous to the command DDL ALTER DATABASE [MOO] MODIFY NAME = [ZAR].

EXEC rdsadmin.dbo.rds_modify_db_name N’MOO’, N’ZAR’ GO