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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Disabling GTID Transactions Online Disabling GTID Transactions Online

This section describes how to disable GTID transactions on servers that are already online. This procedure does not require taking the server offline and is suited to use in production. However, if you have the possibility to take the servers offline when disabling GTIDs mode that process is easier.

The process is similar to enabling GTID transactions while the server is online, but reversing the steps. The only thing that differs is the point at which you wait for logged transactions to replicate.

Before you start, ensure that the servers meet the following pre-conditions:

  • All servers in your topology must use MySQL 5.7.6 or later. You cannot disable GTID transactions online on any single server unless all servers which are in the topology are using this version.

  • All servers have gtid_mode set to ON.

  • The --replicate-same-server-id option is not set on any server. You cannot disable GTID transactions if this option is set together with the --log-slave-updates option (which is the default) and binary logging is enabled (which is also the default). Without GTIDs, this combination of options causes infinite loops in circular replication.

  1. Execute the following on each replica, and if you are using multi-source replication, do it for each channel and include the FOR CHANNEL channel clause:

    STOP SLAVE [FOR CHANNEL 'channel'];
    MASTER_LOG_POS = position [FOR CHANNEL 'channel'];
    START SLAVE [FOR CHANNEL 'channel'];
    Or from MySQL 8.0.22 / 8.0.23:
    SOURCE_LOG_POS = position [FOR CHANNEL 'channel'];
  2. On each server, execute:

  3. On each server, execute:

  4. On each server, wait until the variable @@GLOBAL.GTID_OWNED is equal to the empty string. This can be checked using:


    On a replica, it is theoretically possible that this is empty and then nonempty again. This is not a problem, it suffices that it is empty once.

  5. Wait for all transactions that currently exist in any binary log to replicate to all replicas. See Section, “Verifying Replication of Anonymous Transactions” for one method of checking that all anonymous transactions have replicated to all servers.

  6. If you use binary logs for anything else than replication, for example to do point in time backup or restore: wait until you do not need the old binary logs having GTID transactions.

    For instance, after step 5 has completed, you can execute FLUSH LOGS on the server where you are taking the backup. Then either explicitly take a backup or wait for the next iteration of any periodic backup routine you may have set up.

    Ideally, wait for the server to purge all binary logs that existed when step 5 was completed. Also wait for any backup taken before step 5 to expire.


    This is the one important point during this procedure. It is important to understand that logs containing GTID transactions cannot be used after the next step. Before proceeding you must be sure that GTID transactions do not exist anywhere in the topology.

  7. On each server, execute:

  8. On each server, set gtid_mode=OFF in my.cnf.

    If you want to set enforce_gtid_consistency=OFF, you can do so now. After setting it, you should add enforce_gtid_consistency=OFF to your configuration file.

If you want to downgrade to an earlier version of MySQL, you can do so now, using the normal downgrade procedure.