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Group Replication: A member in “RECOVERING” state is part of the primary partition

If you are using MySQL InnoDB Cluster (Group Replication) with ProxySQL, you should be familiar with the 2 functions and 1 view required in SYS Schema that ProxySQL uses to see if a node is online, partitioned or not, and if it’s lagging or not (see link1 and link2).

I received recently a very valuable contribution from Bruce DeFrang that fixes a bug in one of the function that were added to SYS.

In fact, Bruce discovered that when a node was in RECOVERING state, it was not …

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pre-FOSDEM MySQL Day 2019

For the third year in a row, we will take advantage of the mass presence of our MySQL Engineers during FOSDEM to organize the pre-FOSDEM MySQL Day.

The program of this 3rd edition is already on track, thank you to all the speakers who already confirmed their participation.

Start End Event Speaker Company Topic
Friday 1st February
09:30 10:00 MySQL Community Team Welcome
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MySQL InnoDB Cluster with 2 Data Centers for Disaster Recovery: howto

As you know, MySQL InnoDB Cluster is a High Availability solution for MySQL. However more and more people are trying to use it as a Disaster Recovery solution with 2 data centers. Natively, this is not yet supported. But it’s already possible to realize such setup if we agree with the following points:

  •  a human interaction is required in case of Disaster Recovery which, by my own experience, is often acceptable
  • a human interaction is required if the any Primary-Master acting as asynchronous slave leaves its group  (crash, network problem, …) or becomes secondary

These are not big constraints and it’s relatively easily to deal with them.

The Architecture

The situation is as follow:

  • 2 data centers (one active, one inactive, only used for disaster recovery)
  • 2 MySQL InnoDB Clusters (one in each DC)
  • 3 members in each …
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How to Quickly Add a Node to an InnoDB Cluster or Group Replication

Quickly Add a Node to an InnoDB Cluster or Group Replication (Shutterstock)

In this blog, we’ll look at how to quickly add a node to an InnoDB Cluster or Group Replication using Percona XtraBackup.

Adding nodes to a Group Replication cluster can be easy (documented here), but it only works if the existing nodes have retained all the binary logs since the creation of the cluster. Obviously, this is possible if you create a new cluster from scratch. The nodes rotate old logs after some time, however. Technically, if the


 set is non-empty, it means you will need another method to add a new node to a cluster. You also …

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Group Replication: coping with unreliable failure detection

Failure detection is a cornerstone of distributed systems as it determines which components are working properly or not, allowing it to tackle both network and host instabilities and failures. Like many other distributed systems, Group Replication (GR) requires a majority of correctly operating group members to work properly.…

On-demand primary election

Having a server acting as a primary with multiple secondaries is the most common setup when using Group Replication. Until now though, there was no way to change the current primary member while the group was running without causing some sort of disruption.…

Setting up MySQL Group Replication with MySQL Docker images

MySQL Group Replication (GR) is a MySQL Server plugin that enables you to create elastic, highly-available, fault-tolerant replication topologies. Groups can operate in a
single-primary mode with automatic primary election, where only one server accepts updates at a time. Alternatively, groups can be deployed in multi-primary mode, where all servers can accept updates, even if they are issued concurrently.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster: upgrade from 8.0.11 to 8.0.12

In April, I already posted an article on how to upgrade safely your MySQL InnoDB Cluster, let’s review this procedure now that MySQL 8.0.12 is out.

To upgrade all the members of a MySQL InnoDB Cluster (Group), you need to keep in mind the following points:

  • upgrade all the nodes one by one
  • always end by the Primary Master in case of Single Primary Mode
  • after upgrading the binaries don’t forget to start MySQL without starting Group Replication (group_replication_start_on_boot=0)
  • to run mysql_upgrade

Let’s see this in action on the video below:

As you could see, this is quick and easy.

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster 8.0.12 – avoid old reads on partitioned members

We received feedback about how a member should act when leaving the group. And the majority of users wanted that when a node drops out of the group, it should kill all connections and shutdown. I totally agree with that behavior and it’s now the default in MySQL 8.0.12.

This new feature is explained in WL#11568.

Before this change, the server goes into super read only mode when dropping out of the group and allows users connected to this server or new connections (if you don’t use the router) to read old data.

Let’s check this out in the following video:

So now in MySQL 8.0.12, there is a mnew option called …

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Question about Semi-Synchronous Replication: the Answer with All the Details

I was recently asked a question by mail about MySQL Lossless Semi-Synchronous Replication. As I think the answer could benefit many people, I am answering it in a blog post. The answer brings us to the internals of transaction committing, of semi-synchronous replication, of MySQL (server) crash recovery, and of storage engine (InnoDB) crash recovery. I am also debunking some misconceptions that I have often seen and heard repeated by many. Let’s start by stating one of those misconceptions.

One of those misconceptions is the following (this is NOT true): semi-synchronous enabled slaves are always the most up-to-date slaves (again, this is NOT true). If you hear it yourself, then please call people out on it to avoid this spreading more. Even if some slaves have semi-synchronous replication disabled (I will use semi-sync for …

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