This topic describes how to switch to a new VSwitch for an RDS PostgreSQL instance equipped with standard SSDs or enhanced SSDs (ESSDs).


Your RDS PostgreSQL instance is equipped with standard SSDs or ESSDs.


  • While you switch to a new VSwitch, there is a 30-second brief disconnection. Make sure that your application is configured to automatically reconnect to the RDS instance after disconnection.
  • After you switch to a new VSwitch, the virtual IP addresses (VIPs) of the RDS instance change. Therefore, we recommend that you use an endpoint of the RDS instance to establish a connection with your application.
  • The VIP changes interrupt connections with Alibaba Cloud Data Management Service (DMS) and Data Transmission Service (DTS). The connections with DMS and DTS can be automatically restored to normal.
  • If the client locally caches data, you may only be able to read data. We recommend that you clear the cache immediately after the RDS instance is switched to a new VPC and VSwitch.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the target RDS instance resides.
  3. Find the target RDS instance and click its ID.
  4. In the left-side navigation pane, click Database Connection.
  5. In the upper-right corner, click Switch VSwitch.
  6. Select a VSwitch, and click OK.
    Note If you want to create a VSwitch, click go to the VPC console.
  7. In the message that appears, click Switch.


How do I change the VPC of an RDS PostgreSQL instance if that instance does not allow me to switch to a new VPC and VSwitch?

Purchase a new instance with the target VPC selected. Then, migrate the data of the original instance to the new instance. For more information, see Migrate data between ApsaraDB for RDS instances.