How to increase storage for a RDS DB Instance

How To increase storage for a DB instance

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

2.     In the navigation pane, choose Databases.

3.     Choose the DB instance that you want to modify.

4.     Choose Modify.

5.     Enter a new value for Allocated storage. It must be greater than the current value.

6.     Choose Continue to move to the next screen.

7.     Choose Apply immediately in the Scheduling of modifications section to apply the storage changes to the DB instance immediately. Or choose Apply during the next scheduled maintenance window to apply the changes during the next maintenance window.




        ·       You can't make further storage modifications until six (6) hours after storage optimization has completed on the instance.

        ·       You can't reduce the amount of storage for a DB instance after storage has been allocated. When you increase the allocated storage, it must be by at least 10 percent. If you try to increase the value by less than 10 percent, you get an error.