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MySQL Multi-Master – Single-Slave – Replication (Episode 2)

Introduction

One of the features that make MySQL so great is its easy replication set-up. If you are experienced and know-how to do it, it takes you about 15 minutes to set-up a slave. What you have in the end is a replication from one master to one or several slaves. So you can build a top-down data stream pyramid and spread your data on many slaves.

MySQL Replication

Active/active fail over cluster with MySQL Replication

Electing a slave as new master and aligning the other slaves to the new master

In a simple MySQL Replication set-up you have high-availability (HA) on the read side (r). But for the master which covers all the writes (w) and the time critical read (rt) there is no HA implemented. For some situations this can be OK. For example if you have rarely writes or if you can wait until a new Master is set up.

But in other cases you need a fast fail-over to a new master.

My thoughts about MySQL (Cluster) replication

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According to Johans wishes I write down my concerns about MySQL (Cluster) replication. These items are things I run again and again into it with customers:

MySQL Multi-Master - Single-Slave - Replication

MySQL provides its replication for High Availability (HA) and for read Scale-out. Generally it is known that in a MySQL replication you can only replicate from one Master to many slaves. In this paper it is shown how a set-up can look like to replicate from two masters to one slave.

Caution: Handle this information with care!!!

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