replication and export. The latest release, 1.0.3, is no exception.
MySQL Utilities is included in the MySQL Workbench product which can be
downloaded from HTTP://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.2.html
If you want the latest developments for MySQL Utilities, you can create a
bazaar branch using the following command:
bzr branch lp:~mysql/mysql-utilities/trunk
New Utility - mysqlrplshow
You can now view a list of the slaves attached to your master with
mysqlrplshow. The utility displays a graph of the master and its slaves y
default but you can also get a list of the slaves in GRID, CSV, TAB, or
VERTICAL format as follows.
- GRID - Displays output formatted like that of the mysql monitor in a grid or table layout.
- CSV - Displays the output in a comma-separated list.
- TAB - Displays the output in a tab-separated list.
- VERTICAL - Displays the output in a single column similar to the '\G' option for the mysql monitor commands.
You can use the GRID format to output the data and store it away for a later
run then compare or diff against the recent output to see what has changed. In
this case, what new slaves have been changed, added or removed from your
# Replication Topology Graph
+--- localhost:3310 - (SLAVE)
+--- localhost:3312 - (SLAVE + MASTER)
+--- localhost:3313 - (SLAVE)
If you want to see your replication topology, you can use the --recurse option
to instruct mysqlrplshow to traverse each slave found to locate downstream
slaves. Circular topologies are detected and displayed using a special
notation. You can even limit the depth of the recursive search if you want to
see only a portion of your topology.
The utility currently works by reading slaves with the SHOW SLAVE HOSTS
command. For most versions of MySQL, this requires the use of --report-host and
--report-port options when setting up your slaves. For example, version 5.5.3
and later always show the slaves regardless if --report-host is specified.
Versions older than 5.5.3 will not show the slaves unless --report-host is
You should specify the --report-host option when starting your slaves but take
care to ensure the correct host or IP is specified. If the slave is using a NAT
derived IP, be sure to use the IP address that can reach the slave from the
You do not normally need to specify --report-port unless the slave is using a
custom port (something other than the default of 3306).
There have been a number of minor enhancements and there are two major feature
additions that will improve usage in many scenarios.
Enhanced binlog control for mysqlreplicate - you can now start replication in
one of four ways:
- Start from the first event recorded in the binary log on the master. This is typically used to setup a new master and slave replication topology.
- Start from the first event in a specific binary log file This is used to restart replication from a specific point or to start replication after a slave has had data loaded (for example via a restore or file copy from the master).
- Start from a specific event (position) in a specific binary log file. This is a common operation for point-in-time recovery.
- Start from the current position of the master. This is typically used to start a slave following a recovery of the slave, fail-back to a recovered master, or restarting replication after an error event has been resolved.
We added --all option to mysqldbcopy, mysqldbexport. These utilities allow you
to include all of the databases on your server in the operation except the
system databases (mysql, information_schema, and performance_schema).
Try it out and let us know what you think!