Automatic provisioning in Group Replication

With the release of version 8.0.17 of MySQL, we bring to you the brand new Clone plugin. Allowing you to get physical snapshots of data stored in InnoDB, this new plugin is an ideal addition to your Group Replication setup.

When joining a new server into a running replication group, a manual offline provisioning procedure was required in most cases as a tool to execute this step in the context of distributed recovery was missing.…