This section describes a process for configuring and starting GTID-based replication in MySQL 8.0. This is a “cold start” procedure that assumes either that you are starting the source server for the first time, or that it is possible to stop it; for information about provisioning replicas using GTIDs from a running source server, see Section 2.3.5, “Using GTIDs for Failover and Scaleout”. For information about changing GTID mode on servers online, see Section 2.4, “Changing GTID Mode on Online Servers”.
The key steps in this startup process for the simplest possible GTID replication topology, consisting of one source and one replica, are as follows:
If replication is already running, synchronize both servers by making them read-only.
Stop both servers.
Restart both servers with GTIDs enabled and the correct options configured.
The mysqld options necessary to start the servers as described are discussed in the example that follows later in this section.
Instruct the replica to use the source as the replication data source and to use auto-positioning. The SQL statements needed to accomplish this step are described in the example that follows later in this section.
Take a new backup. Binary logs containing transactions without GTIDs cannot be used on servers where GTIDs are enabled, so backups taken before this point cannot be used with your new configuration.
Start the replica, then disable read-only mode on both servers, so that they can accept updates.
In the following example, two servers are already running as
source and replica, using MySQL's binary log position-based
replication protocol. If you are starting with new servers, see
Section 2.2.3, “Creating a User for Replication” for information about
adding a specific user for replication connections and
Section 2.2.1, “Setting the Replication Source Configuration” for
information about setting the
server_id variable. The following
examples show how to store mysqld startup
options in server's option file, see
Using Option Files for more information. Alternatively
you can use startup options when running
Most of the steps that follow require the use of the MySQL
root account or another MySQL user account that
SUPER privilege or the
Step 1: Synchronize the servers.
This step is only required when working with servers which are
already replicating without using GTIDs. For new servers proceed
to Step 3. Make the servers read-only by setting the
read_only system variable to
ON on each server by issuing the following:
mysql> SET @@GLOBAL.read_only = ON;
Wait for all ongoing transactions to commit or roll back. Then, allow the replica to catch up with the source. It is extremely important that you make sure the replica has processed all updates before continuing.
If you use binary logs for anything other than replication, for example to do point in time backup and restore, wait until you do not need the old binary logs containing transactions without GTIDs. Ideally, wait for the server to purge all binary logs, and wait for any existing backup to expire.
It is important to understand that logs containing transactions without GTIDs cannot be used on servers where GTIDs are enabled. Before proceeding, you must be sure that transactions without GTIDs do not exist anywhere in the topology.
Step 2: Stop both servers.
Stop each server using mysqladmin as shown
username is the user name
for a MySQL user having sufficient privileges to shut down the
$> mysqladmin -uusername -p shutdown
Then supply this user's password at the prompt.
Step 3: Start both servers with GTIDs enabled.
To enable GTID-based replication, each server must be started
with GTID mode enabled by setting the
gtid_mode variable to
ON, and with the
variable enabled to ensure that only statements which are safe
for GTID-based replication are logged. For example:
Start each replica with the
--skip-slave-start option, or from
MySQL 8.0.24, the
skip_slave_start system variable,
to ensure that replication does not start until you have
configured the replica settings. From MySQL 8.0.26, use
skip_replica_start instead. For
more information on GTID related options and variables, see
Section 2.6.5, “Global Transaction ID System Variables”.
It is not mandatory to have binary logging enabled in order to use
GTIDs when using the
mysql.gtid_executed Table. Source
servers must always have binary logging enabled in order to be
able to replicate. However, replica servers can use GTIDs but
without binary logging. If you need to disable binary logging on a
replica server, you can do this by specifying the
--log-slave-updates=OFF options for
Step 4: Configure the replica to use GTID-based auto-positioning.
Tell the replica to use the source with GTID based transactions
as the replication data source, and to use GTID-based
auto-positioning rather than file-based positioning. Issue a
CHANGE REPLICATION SOURCE TO
statement (from MySQL 8.0.23) or
MASTER TO statement (before MySQL 8.0.23) on the
replica, including the
MASTER_AUTO_POSITION option in the statement
to tell the replica that the source's transactions are
identified by GTIDs.
You may also need to supply appropriate values for the source's host name and port number as well as the user name and password for a replication user account which can be used by the replica to connect to the source; if these have already been set prior to Step 1 and no further changes need to be made, the corresponding options can safely be omitted from the statement shown here.
mysql> CHANGE MASTER TO > MASTER_HOST = host, > MASTER_PORT = port, > MASTER_USER = user, > MASTER_PASSWORD = password, > MASTER_AUTO_POSITION = 1; Or from MySQL 8.0.23: mysql> CHANGE REPLICATION SOURCE TO > SOURCE_HOST = host, > SOURCE_PORT = port, > SOURCE_USER = user, > SOURCE_PASSWORD = password, > SOURCE_AUTO_POSITION = 1;
Step 5: Take a new backup. Existing backups that were made before you enabled GTIDs can no longer be used on these servers now that you have enabled GTIDs. Take a new backup at this point, so that you are not left without a usable backup.
For instance, you can execute
LOGS on the server where you are taking backups. Then
either explicitly take a backup or wait for the next iteration of
any periodic backup routine you may have set up.
Step 6: Start the replica and disable read-only mode. Start the replica like this:
mysql> START SLAVE; Or from MySQL 8.0.22: mysql> START REPLICA;
The following step is only necessary if you configured a server to be read-only in Step 1. To allow the server to begin accepting updates again, issue the following statement:
mysql> SET @@GLOBAL.read_only = OFF;
GTID-based replication should now be running, and you can begin (or resume) activity on the source as before. Section 2.3.5, “Using GTIDs for Failover and Scaleout”, discusses creation of new replicas when using GTIDs.