The following sections contain information about mysqld options and server variables that are used in replication and for controlling the binary log. Options and variables for use on sources and replicas are covered separately, as are options and variables relating to binary logging and global transaction identifiers (GTIDs). A set of quick-reference tables providing basic information about these options and variables is also included.
Of particular importance is the
server_id system variable.
This variable specifies the server ID.
server_id is set to 1 by default.
The server can be started with this default ID, but when binary
logging is enabled, an informational message is issued if you did
server_id explicitly to
specify a server ID.
For servers that are used in a replication topology, you must specify a unique server ID for each replication server, in the range from 1 to 232 − 1. “Unique” means that each ID must be different from every other ID in use by any other source or replica in the replication topology. For additional information, see Section 220.127.116.11, “Replication Source Options and Variables”, and Section 18.104.22.168, “Replica Server Options and Variables”.
If the server ID is set to 0, binary logging takes place, but a source with a server ID of 0 refuses any connections from replicas, and a replica with a server ID of 0 refuses to connect to a source. Note that although you can change the server ID dynamically to a nonzero value, doing so does not enable replication to start immediately. You must change the server ID and then restart the server to initialize the replica.
For more information, see Section 22.214.171.124, “Setting the Replica Configuration”.
The MySQL server generates a true UUID in addition to the default or
user-supplied server ID set in the
system variable. This is available as the global, read-only variable
The presence of the
system variable does not change the requirement for setting a
server_id value for each
MySQL server as part of preparing and running MySQL replication,
as described earlier in this section.
When starting, the MySQL server automatically obtains a UUID as follows:
auto.cnf file has a format similar to that
auto.cnf has only a single
[auto] section containing a single
server_uuid setting and value; the
file's contents appear similar to what is shown here:
auto.cnf file is automatically generated;
do not attempt to write or modify this file.
When using MySQL replication, sources and replicas know each
other's UUIDs. The value of a replica's UUID can be seen
in the output of
REPLICAS (or before MySQL 8.0.22,
REPLICA has been executed, the value of the source's
UUID is available on the replica in the output of
STATUS. As of 8.0.22, the keyword SLAVE was replaced by
server_uuid is also used in GTIDs
for transactions originating on that server. For more information,
see Section 17.1.3, “Replication with Global Transaction Identifiers”.
When starting, the replication I/O (receiver) thread generates an
error and aborts if its source's UUID is equal to its own
option has been set. In addition, the replication receiver thread
generates a warning if either of the following is true: