The following two lists provide basic information about the MySQL command-line options and system variables applicable to replication and the binary log.
The command-line options and system variables in the following list relate to replication masters and replication slaves. Section 2.6.2, “Replication Master Options and Variables”, provides more detailed information about options and variables relating to replication master servers. For more information about options and variables relating to replication slaves, see Section 2.6.3, “Replication Slave Options and Variables”.
abort-slave-event-count: Option used by mysql-test for debugging and testing of replication
auto_increment_increment: AUTO_INCREMENT columns are incremented by this value
auto_increment_offset: Offset added to AUTO_INCREMENT columns
binlog_expire_logs_seconds: Purge binary logs after this many seconds
binlog_gtid_simple_recovery: Controls how binary logs are iterated during GTID recovery
Com_change_master: Count of CHANGE MASTER TO statements
Com_show_master_status: Count of SHOW MASTER STATUS statements
Com_show_slave_hosts: Count of SHOW SLAVE HOSTS statements
Com_show_slave_status: Count of SHOW SLAVE STATUS statements
Com_slave_start: Count of START SLAVE statements
Com_slave_stop: Count of STOP SLAVE statements
disconnect-slave-event-count: Option used by mysql-test for debugging and testing of replication
enforce-gtid-consistency: Prevents execution of statements that cannot be logged in a transactionally safe manner
enforce_gtid_consistency: Prevents execution of statements that cannot be logged in a transactionally safe manner
expire_logs_days: Purge binary logs after this many days
gtid-executed-compression-period: Compress gtid_executed table each time this many transactions have occurred. 0 means never compress this table. Applies only when binary logging is disabled.
gtid-mode: Controls whether GTID based logging is enabled and what type of transactions the logs can contain
gtid_executed: Global: All GTIDs in the binary log (global) or current transaction (session). Read-only.
gtid_executed_compression_period: Compress gtid_executed table each time this many transactions have occurred. 0 means never compress this table. Applies only when binary logging is disabled.
gtid_mode: Controls whether GTID based logging is enabled and what type of transactions the logs can contain
gtid_next: Specifies the GTID for the next statement to execute; see documentation for details
gtid_owned: The set of GTIDs owned by this client (session), or by all clients, together with the thread ID of the owner (global). Read-only.
gtid_purged: The set of all GTIDs that have been purged from the binary log
init_slave: Statements that are executed when a slave connects to a master
log-bin-trust-function-creators: If equal to 0 (the default), then when --log-bin is used, creation of a stored function is allowed only to users having the SUPER privilege and only if the function created does not break binary logging
log_builtin_as_identified_by_password: Whether to log CREATE/ALTER USER, GRANT in backward-compatible fashion
log_statements_unsafe_for_binlog: Disables error 1592 warnings being written to the error log
master-info-file: The location and name of the file that remembers the master and where the I/O replication thread is in the master's binary logs
master-info-repository: Whether to write master status information and replication I/O thread location in the master's binary logs to a file or table
master-retry-count: Number of tries the slave makes to connect to the master before giving up
master_info_repository: Whether to write master status information and replication I/O thread location in the master's binary logs to a file or table
max_relay_log_size: If nonzero, relay log is rotated automatically when its size exceeds this value. If zero, size at which rotation occurs is determined by the value of max_binlog_size.
original_commit_timestamp: The time when a transaction was committed on the original master
immediate_server_version: The MySQL Server release number of the server that is the immediate master in a replication topology
original_server_version: The MySQL Server release number of the server where a transaction was originally committed
relay-log: The location and base name to use for relay logs
relay-log-index: The location and name to use for the file that keeps a list of the last relay logs
relay-log-info-file: The location and name of the file that remembers where the SQL replication thread is in the relay logs
relay-log-info-repository: Whether to write the replication SQL thread's location in the relay logs to a file or a table
relay-log-recovery: Enables automatic recovery of relay log files from master at startup
relay_log_basename: Complete path to relay log, including filename
relay_log_index: The name of the relay log index file
relay_log_info_file: The name of the file in which the slave records information about the relay logs
relay_log_info_repository: Whether to write the replication SQL thread's location in the relay logs to a file or a table
relay_log_purge: Determines whether relay logs are purged
relay_log_recovery: Whether automatic recovery of relay log files from master at startup is enabled; must be enabled for a crash-safe slave
relay_log_space_limit: Maximum space to use for all relay logs
replicate-do-db: Tells the slave SQL thread to restrict replication to the specified database
replicate-do-table: Tells the slave SQL thread to restrict replication to the specified table
replicate-ignore-db: Tells the slave SQL thread not to replicate to the specified database
replicate-ignore-table: Tells the slave SQL thread not to replicate to the specified table
replicate-rewrite-db: Updates to a database with a different name than the original
replicate-same-server-id: In replication, if enabled, do not skip events having our server id
replicate-wild-do-table: Tells the slave thread to restrict replication to the tables that match the specified wildcard pattern
replicate-wild-ignore-table: Tells the slave thread not to replicate to the tables that match the given wildcard pattern
report-host: Host name or IP of the slave to be reported to the master during slave registration
report-password: An arbitrary password that the slave server should report to the master. Not the same as the password for the MySQL replication user account.
report-port: Port for connecting to slave reported to the master during slave registration
report-user: An arbitrary user name that a slave server should report to the master. Not the same as the name used with the MySQL replication user account.
Rpl_semi_sync_master_clients: Number of semisynchronous slaves
rpl_semi_sync_master_enabled: Whether semisynchronous replication is enabled on the master
Rpl_semi_sync_master_net_avg_wait_time: The average time the master waited for a slave reply
Rpl_semi_sync_master_net_wait_time: The total time the master waited for slave replies
Rpl_semi_sync_master_net_waits: The total number of times the master waited for slave replies
Rpl_semi_sync_master_no_times: Number of times the master turned off semisynchronous replication
Rpl_semi_sync_master_no_tx: Number of commits not acknowledged successfully
Rpl_semi_sync_master_status: Whether semisynchronous replication is operational on the master
Rpl_semi_sync_master_timefunc_failures: Number of times the master failed when calling time functions
rpl_semi_sync_master_timeout: Number of milliseconds to wait for slave acknowledgment
rpl_semi_sync_master_trace_level: The semisynchronous replication debug trace level on the master
Rpl_semi_sync_master_tx_avg_wait_time: The average time the master waited for each transaction
Rpl_semi_sync_master_tx_wait_time: The total time the master waited for transactions
Rpl_semi_sync_master_tx_waits: The total number of times the master waited for transactions
rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_for_slave_count: How many slave acknowledgments the master must receive per transaction before proceeding
rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_no_slave: Whether master waits for timeout even with no slaves
rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_point: The wait point for slave transaction receipt acknowledgment
Rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_pos_backtraverse: The total number of times the master waited for an event with binary coordinates lower than events waited for previously
Rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_sessions: Number of sessions currently waiting for slave replies
Rpl_semi_sync_master_yes_tx: Number of commits acknowledged successfully
rpl_semi_sync_slave_enabled: Whether semisynchronous replication is enabled on slave
Rpl_semi_sync_slave_status: Whether semisynchronous replication is operational on slave
rpl_semi_sync_slave_trace_level: The semisynchronous replication debug trace level on the slave
rpl_read_size: Set the minimum amount of data in bytes that is read from the binary log files and relay log files
rpl_stop_slave_timeout: Set the number of seconds that STOP SLAVE waits before timing out
server_uuid: The server's globally unique ID, automatically (re)generated at server start
show-slave-auth-info: Show user name and password in SHOW SLAVE HOSTS on this master
skip-slave-start: If set, slave is not autostarted
slave-checkpoint-group: Maximum number of transactions processed by a multithreaded slave before a checkpoint operation is called to update progress status. Not supported by NDB Cluster.
slave-checkpoint-period: Update progress status of multithreaded slave and flush relay log info to disk after this number of milliseconds. Not supported by NDB Cluster.
slave-load-tmpdir: The location where the slave should put its temporary files when replicating a LOAD DATA statement
slave-max-allowed-packet: Maximum size, in bytes, of a packet that can be sent from a replication master to a slave; overrides max_allowed_packet
slave-net-timeout: Number of seconds to wait for more data from a master/slave connection before aborting the read
slave-parallel-type: Tells the slave to use timestamp information (LOGICAL_CLOCK) or database partioning (DATABASE) to parallelize transactions. The default is LOGICAL_CLOCK.
slave-parallel-workers: Number of applier threads for executing replication transactions in parallel. The default is 4 applier threads. Set to 0 to disable slave multithreading. Not supported by MySQL Cluster.
slave-pending-jobs-size-max: Maximum size of slave worker queues holding events not yet applied
slave-rows-search-algorithms: Determines search algorithms used for slave update batching. Any 2 or 3 from the list INDEX_SEARCH, TABLE_SCAN, HASH_SCAN
slave-skip-errors: Tells the slave thread to continue replication when a query returns an error from the provided list
slave_checkpoint_group: Maximum number of transactions processed by a multithreaded slave before a checkpoint operation is called to update progress status. Not supported by NDB Cluster.
slave_checkpoint_period: Update progress status of multithreaded slave and flush relay log info to disk after this number of milliseconds. Not supported by NDB Cluster.
slave_compressed_protocol: Use compression of master/slave protocol
slave_exec_mode: Allows for switching the slave thread between IDEMPOTENT mode (key and some other errors suppressed) and STRICT mode; STRICT mode is the default, except for NDB Cluster, where IDEMPOTENT is always used
Slave_heartbeat_period: The slave's replication heartbeat interval, in seconds
Slave_last_heartbeat: Shows when the latest heartbeat signal was received, in TIMESTAMP format
slave_max_allowed_packet: Maximum size, in bytes, of a packet that can be sent from a replication master to a slave; overrides max_allowed_packet
Slave_open_temp_tables: Number of temporary tables that the slave SQL thread currently has open
slave_parallel_type: Tells the slave to use timestamp information (LOGICAL_CLOCK) or database partioning (DATABASE) to parallelize transactions.
slave_parallel_workers: Number of applier threads for executing replication transactions in parallel. A value of 0 disables slave multithreading. Not supported by MySQL Cluster.
slave_pending_jobs_size_max: Maximum size of slave worker queues holding events not yet applied
slave_preserve_commit_order: Ensures that all commits by slave workers happen in the same order as on the master to maintain consistency when using parallel applier threads.
Slave_received_heartbeats: Number of heartbeats received by a replication slave since previous reset
Slave_retried_transactions: The total number of times since startup that the replication slave SQL thread has retried transactions
slave_rows_search_algorithms: Determines search algorithms used for slave update batching. Any 2 or 3 from the list INDEX_SEARCH, TABLE_SCAN, HASH_SCAN.
Slave_rows_last_search_algorithm_used: Search algorithm most recently used by this slave to locate rows for row-based replication (index, table, or hash scan)
Slave_running: The state of this server as a replication slave (slave I/O thread status)
slave_transaction_retries: Number of times the slave SQL thread will retry a transaction in case it failed with a deadlock or elapsed lock wait timeout, before giving up and stopping
slave_type_conversions: Controls type conversion mode on replication slave. Value is a list of zero or more elements from the list: ALL_LOSSY, ALL_NON_LOSSY. Set to an empty string to disallow type conversions between master and slave.
sql_log_bin: Controls binary logging for the current session
sql_slave_skip_counter: Number of events from the master that a slave server should skip. Not compatible with GTID replication.
sync_master_info: Synchronize master.info to disk after every #th event
sync_relay_log: Synchronize relay log to disk after every #th event
sync_relay_log_info: Synchronize relay.info file to disk after every #th event
transaction_write_set_extraction: Defines the algorithm used to hash the writes extracted during a transaction
The command-line options and system variables in the following list relate to the binary log. Section 2.6.4, “Binary Logging Options and Variables”, provides more detailed information about options and variables relating to binary logging. For additional general information about the binary log, see The Binary Log.
binlog-checksum: Enable/disable binary log checksums
binlog-do-db: Limits binary logging to specific databases
binlog_format: Specifies the format of the binary log
binlog-ignore-db: Tells the master that updates to the given database should not be logged to the binary log
binlog-row-event-max-size: Binary log max event size
binlog_encryption: Enable encryption for binary log files and relay log files on this server
binlog_rotate_encryption_master_key_at_startup: Rotate the binary log master key at server startup
Binlog_cache_disk_use: Number of transactions that used a temporary file instead of the binary log cache
binlog_cache_size: Size of the cache to hold the SQL statements for the binary log during a transaction
Binlog_cache_use: Number of transactions that used the temporary binary log cache
binlog_checksum: Enable/disable binary log checksums
binlog_direct_non_transactional_updates: Causes updates using statement format to nontransactional engines to be written directly to binary log. See documentation before using.
binlog_error_action: Controls what happens when the server cannot write to the binary log
binlog_group_commit_sync_delay: Sets the number of microseconds to wait before synchronizing transactions to disk
binlog_group_commit_sync_no_delay_count: Sets the maximum number of transactions to wait for before aborting the current delay specified by binlog_group_commit_sync_delay
binlog_max_flush_queue_time: How long to read transactions before flushing to binary log
binlog_order_commits: Whether to commit in same order as writes to binary log
binlog_row_image: Use full or minimal images when logging row changes
binlog_row_metadata: Configures the amount of table related metadata binary logged when using row-based logging.
binlog_row_value_options: Enables binary logging of partial JSON updates for row-based replication.
binlog_rows_query_log_events: When enabled, enables logging of rows query log events when using row-based logging. Disabled by default. Do not enable when producing logs for pre-5.6 slaves/readers.
Binlog_stmt_cache_disk_use: Number of nontransactional statements that used a temporary file instead of the binary log statement cache
binlog_stmt_cache_size: Size of the cache to hold nontransactional statements for the binary log during a transaction
Binlog_stmt_cache_use: Number of statements that used the temporary binary log statement cache
binlog_transaction_dependency_tracking: Source of dependency information (commit timestamps or transaction write sets) from which to assess which transactions can be executed in parallel by slave's multithreaded applier.
binlog_transaction_dependency_history_size: Number of row hashes kept for looking up transaction that last updated some row.
Com_show_binlog_events: Count of SHOW BINLOG EVENTS statements
Com_show_binlogs: Count of SHOW BINLOGS statements
log-bin: Specifies the base name for binary log files
log-bin-index: Specifies the name for the binary log index file
log-bin-use-v1-row-events: Use version 1 binary log row events
log-slave-updates: Tells the slave to log the updates performed by its SQL thread to its own binary log
log_bin: Whether the binary log is enabled
log_bin_basename: Path and base name for binary log files
log_bin_use_v1_row_events: Shows whether server is using version 1 binary log row events
log_slave_updates: Whether the slave should log the updates performed by its SQL thread to its own binary log. Read-only; set using the --log-slave-updates server option.
master-verify-checksum: Cause master to examine checksums when reading from the binary log
master_verify_checksum: Cause master to read checksums from binary log
max-binlog-dump-events: Option used by mysql-test for debugging and testing of replication
max_binlog_cache_size: Can be used to restrict the total size used to cache a multi-statement transaction
max_binlog_size: Binary log will be rotated automatically when size exceeds this value
max_binlog_stmt_cache_size: Can be used to restrict the total size used to cache all nontransactional statements during a transaction
slave-sql-verify-checksum: Cause slave to examine checksums when reading from the relay log
slave_sql_verify_checksum: Cause slave to examine checksums when reading from relay log
sporadic-binlog-dump-fail: Option used by mysql-test for debugging and testing of replication
sync_binlog: Synchronously flush binary log to disk after every #th event
For a listing of all command-line options, system and status variables used with mysqld, see Server Option, System Variable, and Status Variable Reference.