Category Archives: MySQL Replication

Preserving commit order on replicas with binary log disabled

MySQL 8.0.19 introduces Binlogless replicas with commit ordering which means you can deploy asynchronous replicas without binary logs enabled, and commit transactions in the same order they are replicated in. Yes, you can disable binlog (skip-log-bin) and the logging of changes done by the applier (log-slave-updates=FALSE) while at the same preserve commit order (slave-preserve-commit-order=TRUE).…

MySQL 8.0.16 Replication Enhancements

MySQL 8.0.16 has been released last Thursday. In it, you can find some new replication features. Here is a quick summary. Follow-up blog posts will provide details about these features.

  • Large Messages Fragmentation Layer for Group Replication. Tiago Vale’s work, introduces message fragmentation to the Group Communication Framework.

How to manually decrypt an encrypted binary log file

The encrypted binary log file format introduced in MySQL version 8.0.14 was designed to allow a “manual” decryption of the file data when the value of the key that encrypted its file password is known.

Each encrypted binary (or relay) log file is composed by an encrypted binary log file header and the encrypted binary log content (the file data).…

Extending replication instrumentation: an insight on transaction retries

MySQL 8.0.13 improves replication lag monitoring by extending the instrumentation for transaction transient errors. These temporary errors, which include lock timeouts caused by client transactions executing concurrently as the slave is replicating, do not stop the applier thread: instead, they cause a transaction to retry.…