Cloud Masters Episode #104
Last year, many RDS MySQL customers were forced into a major version migration of MySQL 5.6 to MySQL 5.7 due to end-of-life support and availability of this version. We saw many instances of customers not being ready or planning accordingly for this forced migration, and feeling a whole lot of pain as a result.
In the upcoming months, RDS MySQL customers will be forced into another major version migration of MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 as MySQL 5.7 has reached end-of-life. This migration is even more impactful to customer application and business continuity.
In this episode, we cover what you *should* do to properly upgrade your RDS MySQL databases, and lessons from this that you can apply to any EOL migration.