This section describes how to configure the different types of replication available in MySQL and includes the setup and configuration required for a replication environment, including step-by-step instructions for creating a new replication environment. The major components of this section are:
For a guide to setting up two or more servers for replication using anonymous transactions, Section 17.1.2, “Setting Up Binary Log Based Replication”, deals with the configuration of the servers and provides methods for copying data between the master and slaves.
For a guide to setting up two or more servers for replication using GTID transactions, Section 17.1.2, “Setting Up Binary Log Based Replication”, deals with the configuration of the servers.
Events in the binary log are recorded using a number of formats. These are referred to as statement-based replication (SBR) or row-based replication (RBR). A third type, mixed-format replication (MIXED), uses SBR or RBR replication automatically to take advantage of the benefits of both SBR and RBR formats when appropriate. The different formats are discussed in Section 17.2.1, “Replication Formats”.
Detailed information on the different configuration options and variables that apply to replication is provided in Section 17.1.6, “Replication and Binary Logging Options and Variables”.
Once started, the replication process should require little administration or monitoring. However, for advice on common tasks that you may want to execute, see Section 17.1.7, “Common Replication Administration Tasks”.