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13.4.1.2 RESET MASTER Syntax

RESET MASTER

Deletes all binary log files listed in the index file, resets the binary log index file to be empty, and creates a new binary log file.

In MySQL 5.6.5 and later, RESET MASTER also clears the values of the gtid_purged system variable (known as gtid_lost in MySQL 5.6.8 and earlier) as well as the global value of the gtid_executed (gtid_done, prior to MySQL 5.6.9) system variable (but not its session value); that is, executing this statement sets each of these values to an empty string ('').

This statement is intended to be used only when the master is started for the first time.

Important

The effects of RESET MASTER differ from those of PURGE BINARY LOGS in 2 key ways:

  1. RESET MASTER removes all binary log files that are listed in the index file, leaving only a single, empty binary log file with a numeric suffix of .000001, whereas the numbering is not reset by PURGE BINARY LOGS.

  2. RESET MASTER is not intended to be used while any replication slaves are running. The behavior of RESET MASTER when used while slaves are running is undefined (and thus unsupported), whereas PURGE BINARY LOGS may be safely used while replication slaves are running.

See also Section 13.4.1.1, “PURGE BINARY LOGS Syntax”.

RESET MASTER can prove useful when you first set up the master and the slave, so that you can verify the setup as follows:

  1. Start the master and slave, and start replication (see Section 17.1.1, “How to Set Up Replication”).

  2. Execute a few test queries on the master.

  3. Check that the queries were replicated to the slave.

  4. When replication is running correctly, issue STOP SLAVE followed by RESET SLAVE on the slave, then verify that any unwanted data no longer exists on the slave.

  5. Issue RESET MASTER on the master to clean up the test queries.

After verifying the setup and getting rid of any unwanted and log files generated by testing, you can start the slave and begin replicating.


User Comments
  Posted by Paul Caskey on February 15, 2012
NOTE: This command LOCKS EVERYTHING and prohibits connections to the database engine while RESET MASTER is doing its thing! This can be many minutes if you have a lot of big masterXX.bin files to delete. Ctrl-C is trapped (does not work) from your mysql> prompt while this is underway. So once it starts, you are committed to wait, and who knows what harm might come from trying harder to abort it. Use PURGE on small bites at a time if you want to avoid this locking problem.
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