I need to recover data from an old 5.6.x snapshot. With a little bit of tinkering, I managed to get the 5.6.x snapshot restored on an m3.xlarge instance (any instance type other than m3.* won't work). I then successfully upgraded from 5.6.x to the latest 5.7.x.
The next step was to go from 5.7.x to 8.0.x. Each time I tried to perform the upgrade, RDS would claim it was "Upgrading", but it would return the "Available" state quickly, and it would be back to 5.7.x, with no visible errors in the console.
How do I upgrade it to 8.0.x?