Amazon Neptune
User Guide (API Version 2017-11-29)

Creating a Neptune Replica Using the Console

After creating the primary instance for your Neptune DB cluster, you can add additional Neptune Replicas by using the Create read replica page.

To create a Neptune Replica by using the AWS Management Console.

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and open the Amazon Neptune console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Instances.

  3. Choose to select the check box to the left of the primary instance for your Neptune DB cluster.

  4. Choose Instance Actions, and then choose Create read replica.

  5. On the Create replica DB instance page, specify options for your Neptune Replica. The following table shows settings for a Neptune read replica.

    For This Option... Do This

    Availability zone

    Specify an Availability Zone. Choose a different zone than the primary DB instance. The list includes only those Availability Zones that are mapped by the DB subnet group for the DB cluster.


    Enable or disable encryption.

    DB instance class

    Select a DB instance class that defines the processing and memory requirements for the Neptune Replica. Neptune supports the db.r4.large , db.r4.xlarge, db.r4.2xlarge, db.r4.4xlarge, db.r4.8xlarge DB instance classes.

    Read replica source

    Select the identifier of the primary instance to create an Neptune Replica for.

    DB instance identifier

    Type a name for the instance that is unique for your account in the region you selected. You might choose to add some intelligence to the name such as including the availability zone selected, for example neptune-us-east-1c.

    DB parameter group

    The parameter group for this instance.

    Auto Minor Version Upgrade

    Select Yes if you want to enable your Neptune Replica to receive minor Neptune DB engine version upgrades automatically when they become available.

    The Auto Minor Version Upgrade option only applies to upgrades to MySQL minor engine versions for your Amazon Neptune; DB cluster. It doesn't apply to regular patches applied to maintain system stability.

  6. Choose Create read replica to create the Neptune replica instance.