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Fun With Bugs #50 - On Bugs Tagged as "missing manual"

Back in January 2014, some time after many nice people kindly asked me to shut up stop writing about MySQL bugs on Facebook several times per day, I decided to start reading the fine MySQL Manual more carefully than before and report not only typos there, but also any topic or detail not properly explained. Usually these reports, tagged as "missing manual", were the result of careful study of the documentation based on real user question or customer issue. So, most of these reports came from real life, and missing information badly affected poor MySQL users.

Today, for this issue #50 in my series of posts about MySQL bugs, I decided to list and …

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Real-World Cluster Tutorial for OEL, Fedora, RHEL and CentOS

In this tutorial, we are going to guide you through the process of preparing and configuring RPM based distributions, such as OEL, Fedora or CentOS, for InnoDB cluster usage. We will address the steps from the initial configurations, to the cluster creation, and finally the MySQL Router configuration to map the data traffic.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Real-World Cluster Tutorial for Ubuntu and Debian

In this tutorial, we are going to guide you through the whole process of configuring Debian based distributions for InnoDB cluster usage; the most popular being Ubuntu. We will address the steps from the initial configurations, to the cluster creation, and finally the MySQL Router configuration to map the data traffic.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Setting up a Real-World Cluster

Nowadays, it’s very important to have a high availability solution that gives you serenity and security for your data. The task of ensuring your data will always be available is a challenging one, that not everyone wants to do because it demands a lot of knowledge about tools, configuration, and technologies.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Release Candidate Discussion

You might already have seen the announcement of the MySQL InnoDB Cluster Release Candidate (RC), available for download from our MySQL APT (Ubuntu, Debian) and YUM (Redhat, OEL, Fedora) repositories and from As usual, this releases contains the following three components.…

Asynchronous Replication from MySQL Cluster

MySQL Cluster is a highly available, distributed, shared-nothing database with very interesting performance characteristics for some workloads. Among other features, it supports automatic sharding and allows us to bypass the SQL layer if we don’t need it, via the NDB API (which in my eyes, makes it one of the few transactional nosql databases out there).

In this post, I’ll describe how we can set up replication from MySQL Cluster into a standalone MySQL server using Innodb as the storage engine.


There are a few reasons to set up replication between MySQL Cluster and a non-NDB based MySQL server. These reasons include (but are not limited to): the need …

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Using xtrabackup with MariaDB and multi source replication

Quick post today, because I wanted to share a snippet (actually, a patch) that allows the great xtrabackup tool to take backups of MariaDB when multi source replication is in use.

Granted, this is supported already, except the slave(s) position is not saved when the backup is taken, and this somewhat defeats the purpose of the backup, which should be used to rebuild the server and resync it with its master(s) in case of disaster.

A workaround for using xtrabackup with MariaDB exists, but only works when you have a single master: just set the default_master_connection variable in your my.cnf to the name of your master connection,  and you are set - in fact, in this situation, SHOW SLAVE STATUS will work exactly the same as in stock MySQL, and xtrabackup is happy.

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Quest for Better Replication in MySQL: Galera vs. Group Replication

UPDATE: Some of the language in the original post was considered overly-critical of Oracle by some community members. This was not my intent, and I’ve modified the language to be less so. I’ve also changed term “synchronous” (which the use of is inaccurate and misleading) to “virtually synchronous.” This term is more accurate and already used by both technologies’ founders, and should be less misleading.

I also wanted to thank Jean-François Gagné for pointing out the incorrect sentence about multi-threaded slaves in Group Replication, which I also corrected accordingly.

In today’s blog post, I will briefly compare two major virtually synchronous replication technologies available today for MySQL.

More Than Asynchronous Replication

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MySQL Bug 72804 Workaround: “BINLOG statement can no longer be used to apply query events”

In this blog post, we’ll look at a workaround for MySQL bug 72804.

Recently I worked on a ticket where a customer performed a point-in-time recovery PITR using a large set of binary logs. Normally we handle this by applying the last backup, then re-applying all binary logs created since the last backup. In the middle of the procedure, their new server crashed. We identified the binary log position and tried to restart the PITR from there. However, using the option


, the restore failed with the error “The BINLOG statement of type Table_map was not preceded by a format description BINLOG statement.” This is a known bug and is reported as MySQL …

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MySQL super_read_only Bugs

This blog we describe an issue with MySQL 5.7’s super_read_only feature when used alongside with GTID in chained slave instances.


In MySQL 5.7.5 and onward introduced the gtid_executed table in the MySQL database to store every GTID. This allows slave instances to use the GTID feature regardless whether the binlog option is set or not. Here is an example of the rows in the gtid_executed table:

mysql> SELECT * FROM mysql.gtid_executed;
| source_uuid                          | interval_start | interval_end | …
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