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Migrate to a different cloud provider or region

Any Aiven service can be relocated to a different cloud vendor or region. This is also valid for PostgreSQL® where the migration happens without downtime. Cloud provider/region migration features mean that you can relocate a service at any time, for example to meet specific latency requirements for a particular geography.

To migrate a PostgreSQL service to a new cloud provider/region

  1. Log in to Aiven Console, and select the PostgreSQL instance you want to move.
  2. From the sidebar on your service's page, select Service settings.
  3. On the Service settings page, go to the Cloud and network section, and select Change cloud or region.
  4. In the Migrate service to another cloud window, select the new cloud provider and region where you want to deploy the PostgreSQL instance.
  5. Select Migrate.

The PostgreSQL cluster will enter the REBALANCING state, still serving queries from the old provider/region.


You can check the service's state at the top of the service's page, just below the service's name.

New nodes will be added to the existing PostgreSQL cluster residing in the new provider/region and the data will be replicated to the new nodes. Once the new nodes are in sync, one of them will become the new primary node and all the nodes in the old provider/region will be decommissioned. After this phase the cluster enters in the RUNNING status, the PostgreSQL endpoint will not change.


You can check the nodes' availability at the top of the service's page, just below the service's name.


To have consistent query time across the globe, consider creating several read-only replicas across different cloud provider/regions