This topic provides an overview of the features that are supported by ApsaraDB RDS instances that run MySQL 5.6. In the following tables, ticks (√) indicate that a feature is supported and crosses (×) indicate that a feature is not supported.

Category Feature Features of ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL
RDS High-availability Edition
Local SSD
Data migration Overview of data migration solutions ✔️
Data synchronization Overview of data synchronization ✔️
Instance management Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Configure automatic storage expansion for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Enable the automatic scale-up feature for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Migrate an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across zones in the same region ✔️
Switch workloads over between primary and secondary ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️
Change the data replication mode of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Use a parameter template to manage the parameters of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Restart an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Set the maintenance window of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Release or unsubscribe from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin ✔️
Instance upgrade Update the minor engine version of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Upgrade the major engine version of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Account management Create an account on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Reset the password of an account of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Modify the permissions of a standard account of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Authorize the service account of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Delete a standard account from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Reset the permissions of the privileged account of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Configure a custom password policy for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Database management Create a database on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Delete a database from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Database connection Use a database client or the CLI to connect to an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Configure an endpoint for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
View and change the internal and public endpoints and port numbers of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Apply for or release a public endpoint for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Monitoring and altering View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Set the monitoring frequency of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Configure an alert rule for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Network management Change the network type of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Migrate an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch ✔️
Read-only instance and read/write splitting Create a read-only ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Enable the read/write splitting feature for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance (shared proxy) ✔️
Change the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Security management Configure an IP address whitelist for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Switch the network isolation mode of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance to the enhanced whitelist mode ✔️
Configure SSL encryption on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Configure TDE for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Audit Use the SQL Explorer feature on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
View the logs of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Backup Enable automatic backups for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Backup storage pricing for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Download the backup files of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Enable cross-region backups for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Restoration Restore the data of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Restore specific individual databases or tables of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore the individual databases and tables of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Dedicated proxy Introduction to database proxies
AliSQL Overview of AliSQL features ✔️
Tag management Add tags to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️
Remove tags from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Use tags to filter ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️