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MySQL 8.4 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 starting, all servers must meet the following conditions:

  • 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-replica-updates option (default) and binary logging is enabled (also the default). Without GTIDs, this combination of options causes infinite loops in circular replication.

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

      SOURCE_LOG_FILE = file, 
      SOURCE_LOG_POS = position [FOR CHANNEL 'channel'];
  2. On each server, execute the following statement:

    SET @@GLOBAL.gtid_mode = ON_PERMISSIVE;
  3. On each server, execute the statement shown here:

    SET @@GLOBAL.gtid_mode = OFF_PERMISSIVE;
  4. On each server, wait until the gtid_owned is equal to the empty string; you can check this as shown here:

    SELECT @@GLOBAL.gtid_owned;

    On a replica, it is possible that this is empty and then subsequently nonempty again. This is not a problem as long as that this is empty at least once.

  5. Wait for all transactions that currently exist in any binary log to be committed on 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 perform point-in-time backup or restore—wait until you do not need the old binary logs containing GTID transactions.

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

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

    You should keep in mind that logs containing GTID transactions cannot be used after the next step. For this reason, before proceeding further, you must be sure that no uncommitted GTID transactions exist anywhere in the topology.

  7. On each server, execute the following statement:

    SET @@GLOBAL.gtid_mode = OFF;
  8. On each server, set gtid_mode=OFF in my.cnf. Optionally, you can also set enforce_gtid_consistency=OFF; after doing so, you should also add enforce_gtid_consistency=OFF to your configuration file.

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