Automatic Asynchronous Replication Connection Failover

MySQL 8.0.22 introduces Automatic Asynchronous Replication connection failover. This feature makes MySQL asynchronous replication fault-tolerant to source connection failure, by automating the process of re-establishment of a replication connection to another available source. If there are source servers in multiple data centers, the user can also configure the replica to fail over between them, to provide Disaster Recovery from failures of an entire data center.…

MySQL 8.0.22 Replication Enhancements

MySQL 8.0.22 was released roughly a week ago. It includes some nice additions to replication that we would like to call out. Here they are:

  • Automatic Asynchronous Replication Connection Failover (WL#12649). This work, by Hemant Dangi, implements a mechanism in asynchronous replication that makes the replica automatically try to re-establish an asynchronous replication connection to another replication source, in case the current connection gets interrupted;
  • New terminology for replica related statements (WL#14171).

START GROUP_REPLICATION can now take recovery credentials as parameters

From MySQL 8.0.21 onwards, START GROUP_REPLICATION includes new options which allow a user to specify credentials to be used for distributed recovery. You can now pass credentials when invoking START GROUP_REPLICATION instead of setting them when configuring the group_replication_recovery channel.

START GROUP_REPLICATION command now has the options:

  • USER: User name.

Specify Recovery IP Addresses in Group Replication

Group Replication distributed recovery is one of the key features and until now it was restricted to be executed over one mysql connection point automatically defined on mysql system variables port and host.

With group_replication_recovery_endpoints we can specify through which interfaces can group replication recovery take place for a given member so that it controls where recovery traffic flows in the network infrastructure.…