Amazon Neptune Updates - Amazon Neptune
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Amazon Neptune Updates

Amazon Neptune releases database engine updates regularly. Customers can choose to apply these updates manually or automatically depending on the kind of update. During the maintenance window when updates are applied, the cluster writer and reader instances are not available to process user queries. Most maintenance events take at most 30 minutes to complete. To configure your cluster's maintenance window, see Neptune Maintenance Window.

Past engine releases are listed at Engine releases for Amazon Neptune.

Note that the way Neptune numbers and handles updates changed in November 2019, as described in Engine version numbers.

You can use the console to update the engine version manually, to set the AutoMinorVersionUpgrade field to true so that Neptune automatically updates the engine to the latest version whenever possible.

Using the Console to Upgrade Your Engine to a More Recent Version

You can perform a minor version upgrade of a Neptune DB cluster using the Amazon Web Services Management Console as follows:

To upgrade the engine version of a DB cluster using the console

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Management Console, and open the Amazon Neptune console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/neptune/home.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Clusters, and then choose the DB cluster that you want to modify.

  3. Choose Actions, and then choose Modify cluster. The Modify DB cluster page appears.

  4. For DB engine version, choose the new version.

  5. Choose Continue and check the summary of modifications.

  6. To apply the changes immediately, choose Apply immediately.

  7. On the confirmation page, review your changes. If they are correct, choose Modify Cluster to save your changes.

    Alternatively, choose Back to edit your changes, or choose Cancel to cancel your changes.

Setting Up Neptune to Upgrade the Engine Version Automatically

If you set the AutoMinorVersionUpgrade field to true in the writer DB instance of a DB cluster, Neptune will automatically update the engine of the cluster to the latest version whenever possible thereafter.

You can use the Amazon Web Services Management Console to set this field:

To set the AutoMinorVersionUpgrade field of a DB cluster

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Management Console, and open the Amazon Neptune console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/neptune/home.

  2. In the list of DB instances, choose the primary instance (the writer instance) of the DB cluster.

  3. Choose Instance actions, and then choose Modify. The Modify DB Instance page appears.

  4. Choose Actions, and then choose Modify instance. The Modify DB instance page appears.

  5. Set the auto minor version update field.

See Modifying an Instance for more information.