Category Archives: High Availability

No Ping Will Tear Us Apart – Enabling member auto-rejoin in Group Replication

With the release of version 8.0.16 of MySQL, we’ve added some features to the Group Replication (GR) plugin, in order to enhance its high-availability capacities. One of these features was the ability to enable a member that has left the group, under certain circumstances, to automatically rejoin it, without need of intervention by the user.…

Configuring the communication protocol in Group Replication

In a previous blog post we presented the message fragmentation functionality that you can use starting with MySQL Group Replication 8.0.16.

No group member can have a version < 8.0.16 if you wish to use message fragmentation in a group. MySQL 8.0.16 also ships with a new Group Replication concept to help you ensuring backwards compatibility: the group’s communication protocol.…

Enhanced support for large transactions in Group Replication

MySQL 8.0.16 is out and it enhances Group Replication as usual. For example, the group_replication_exit_state_action system variable has a new default value, and members that the group expels can now automatically try to rejoin. This post presents a new feature MySQL 8.0.16 brings to Group Replication: message fragmentation.…

Rotating binary log master key online

Starting on version 8.0.16, MySQL server introduces a new command that allows
for the binary log master key rotation, online!

When binary log encryption is enabled, the binary log master key can be rotated online by using the following new command:

This new command can be used to rotate the binary log master key periodically or whenever you suspect that a key might have been compromised.…

Partition information into binary log

Partitioning enables you to distribute portions of individual tables across a filesystem, according to rules you can set as needed.
The user-selected rule by which the partitioning of data is accomplished is known as a partitioning function. In MySQL this function can be the modulus, simple matching against a set of ranges or value lists, an internal hashing function, or a linear hashing function.…

Group Replication – Consistent Reads Deep Dive

On previous posts about Group Replication consistency we:

  1. introduced consistency levels;
  2. explained how to configure the primary failover consistency;
  3. presented how to configure transaction consistency levels to achieve the consistency required by your applications.

In blog 3. we presented the consistency levels: EVENTUAL, BEFORE, AFTER and BEFORE_AND_AFTER; their scopes: SESSION, GLOBAL; and their context: whether they only impact the ongoing transaction or all concurrent transactions.…

IPv6 support in Group Replication

In 8.0.14, we add to Group Replication (GR) the ability to use IPv6 in all of its network-related configuration parameters. This means that now you can take advantage of this technology and “rock” those billion addresses using MySQL Group Replication.

What’s New

When you operate a Group Replication group, some variables use network addresses, mainly:

  • group_replication_local_address;
  • group_replication_ip_whitelist
  • group_replication_group_seeds;
  • group_replication_force_members.