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Excerpts from this Manual STOP REPLICA | SLAVE Statement

STOP {REPLICA | SLAVE} [thread_types] [channel_option]

    [thread_type [, thread_type] ... ]

thread_type: IO_THREAD | SQL_THREAD

    FOR CHANNEL channel

Stops the replication threads. From MySQL 8.0.22, use STOP REPLICA in place of STOP SLAVE, which is now deprecated. In releases before MySQL 8.0.22, use STOP SLAVE.

STOP REPLICA | SLAVE requires the REPLICATION_SLAVE_ADMIN privilege (or the deprecated SUPER privilege). Recommended best practice is to execute STOP REPLICA | SLAVE on the replica before stopping the replica server (see Section 5.1.19, “The Server Shutdown Process”, for more information).

Like START REPLICA | SLAVE, this statement may be used with the IO_THREAD and SQL_THREAD options to name the replication thread or threads to be stopped. Note that the Group Replication applier channel (group_replication_applier) has no replication I/O thread, only a replication SQL thread. Using the SQL_THREAD option therefore stops this channel completely.

STOP REPLICA | SLAVE causes an implicit commit of an ongoing transaction. See Section 13.3.3, “Statements That Cause an Implicit Commit”.

gtid_next must be set to AUTOMATIC before issuing this statement.

You can control how long STOP REPLICA | SLAVE waits before timing out by setting the rpl_stop_slave_timeout system variable. This can be used to avoid deadlocks between STOP REPLICA | SLAVE and other SQL statements using different client connections to the replica. When the timeout value is reached, the issuing client returns an error message and stops waiting, but the STOP REPLICA | SLAVE instruction remains in effect. Once the replication threads are no longer busy, the STOP REPLICA | SLAVE statement is executed and the replica stops.

Some CHANGE MASTER TO statements are allowed while the replica is running, depending on the states of the replication threads. However, using STOP REPLICA | SLAVE prior to executing CHANGE MASTER TO in such cases is still supported. See Section, “CHANGE MASTER TO Statement”, and Section 17.4.8, “Switching Sources During Failover”, for more information.

The optional FOR CHANNEL channel clause enables you to name which replication channel the statement applies to. Providing a FOR CHANNEL channel clause applies the STOP REPLICA | SLAVE statement to a specific replication channel. If no channel is named and no extra channels exist, the statement applies to the default channel. If a STOP REPLICA | SLAVE statement does not name a channel when using multiple channels, this statement stops the specified threads for all channels. This statement cannot be used with the group_replication_recovery channel. See Section 17.2.2, “Replication Channels” for more information.

When the replica is multithreaded (slave_parallel_workers is a nonzero value), any gaps in the sequence of transactions executed from the relay log are closed as part of stopping the worker threads. If the replica is stopped unexpectedly (for example due to an error in a worker thread, or another thread issuing KILL) while a STOP REPLICA | SLAVE statement is executing, the sequence of executed transactions from the relay log may become inconsistent. See Section, “Replication and Transaction Inconsistencies”, for more information.

When the source is using the row-based binary logging format, you should execute STOP REPLICA | SLAVE or STOP REPLICA | SLAVE SQL_THREAD on the replica prior to shutting down the replica server if you are replicating any tables that use a nontransactional storage engine. If the current replication event group has modified one or more nontransactional tables, STOP REPLICA | SLAVE waits for up to 60 seconds for the event group to complete, unless you issue a KILL QUERY or KILL CONNECTION statement for the replication SQL thread. If the event group remains incomplete after the timeout, an error message is logged.

When the source is using the statement-based binary logging format, changing the source while it has open temporary tables is potentially unsafe. This is one of the reasons why statement-based replication of temporary tables is not recommended. You can find out whether there are any temporary tables on the replica by checking the value of Slave_open_temp_tables; when using statement-based replication, this value should be 0 before executing CHANGE MASTER TO. If there are any temporary tables open on the replica, issuing a CHANGE MASTER TO statement after issuing a STOP REPLICA | SLAVE causes an ER_WARN_OPEN_TEMP_TABLES_MUST_BE_ZERO warning.