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Failover with the MySQL Utilities – Part 1: mysqlrpladmin

MySQL Utilities are a set of tools provided by Oracle to perform many kinds of administrative tasks. When GTID-replication is enabled, 2 tools can be used for slave promotion: mysqlrpladmin and mysqlfailover. We will review mysqlrpladmin (version 1.4.3) in this post.


  • mysqlrpladmin can perform manual failover/switchover when GTID-replication is enabled.
  • You need to have your servers configured with --master-info-repository = TABLE or to add the --rpl-user option for the tool to work properly.
  • The check for errant transactions is …
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Errant transactions: Major hurdle for GTID-based failover in MySQL 5.6

I have previously written about the new replication protocol that comes with GTIDs in MySQL 5.6. Because of this new replication protocol, you can inadvertently create errant transactions that may turn any failover to a nightmare. Let’s see the problems and the potential solutions.

In short

  • Errant transactions may cause all kinds of data corruption/replication errors when failing over.
  • Detection of errant transactions can be done with the GTID_SUBSET() and GTID_SUBTRACT() functions.
  • If you find an errant transaction on one …
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New MySQL 5.6 Replication Utilities – mysqlfailover and mysqlrpladmin

With all of the new news coming out right now, it can be easy to miss or overlook some of the new features.

While there’s been a lot of talk about MySQL 5.6 Replication, I specifically wanted to mention the new ‘mysqlfailover’ and ‘mysqlrpladmin’ utilities.

These are two new MySQL replication utilities (results of the new Global Transaction Identifiers (GTIDs) in MySQL 5.6).

Let me quote the MySQL 5.6 Replication article for both of these utilities:


“Provides continuous monitoring of the replication topology, enabling failover to a slave in the event of an outage on the master.

The default behavior is to promote the most up-to-date slave, based on …

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