16.4.1 Replication Features and Issues

16.4.1.1 Replication and AUTO_INCREMENT
16.4.1.2 Replication and BLACKHOLE Tables
16.4.1.3 Replication and Character Sets
16.4.1.4 Replication of CREATE ... IF NOT EXISTS Statements
16.4.1.5 Replication of CREATE TABLE ... SELECT Statements
16.4.1.6 Replication of CREATE SERVER, ALTER SERVER, and DROP SERVER
16.4.1.7 Replication of CURRENT_USER()
16.4.1.8 Replication of DROP ... IF EXISTS Statements
16.4.1.9 Replication with Differing Table Definitions on Master and Slave
16.4.1.10 Replication and DIRECTORY Table Options
16.4.1.11 Replication of Invoked Features
16.4.1.12 Replication and Floating-Point Values
16.4.1.13 Replication and Fractional Seconds Support
16.4.1.14 Replication and FLUSH
16.4.1.15 Replication and System Functions
16.4.1.16 Replication and LIMIT
16.4.1.17 Replication and LOAD DATA INFILE
16.4.1.18 Replication and REPAIR TABLE
16.4.1.19 Replication and Master or Slave Shutdowns
16.4.1.20 Replication and max_allowed_packet
16.4.1.21 Replication and MEMORY Tables
16.4.1.22 Replication and Temporary Tables
16.4.1.23 Replication of the mysql System Database
16.4.1.24 Replication and the Query Optimizer
16.4.1.25 Replication and Reserved Words
16.4.1.26 Slave Errors During Replication
16.4.1.27 Replication of Server-Side Help Tables
16.4.1.28 Replication and Server SQL Mode
16.4.1.29 Replication Retries and Timeouts
16.4.1.30 Replication and Time Zones
16.4.1.31 Replication and Transactions
16.4.1.32 Replication and Triggers
16.4.1.33 Replication and TRUNCATE TABLE
16.4.1.34 Replication and Variables
16.4.1.35 Replication and Views

The following sections provide information about what is supported and what is not in MySQL replication, and about specific issues and situations that may occur when replicating certain statements.

Statement-based replication depends on compatibility at the SQL level between the master and slave. In others, successful SBR requires that any SQL features used be supported by both the master and the slave servers. For example, if you use a feature on the master server that is available only in MySQL 5.6 (or later), you cannot replicate to a slave that uses MySQL 5.5 (or earlier).

Such incompatibilities also can occur within a release series when using pre-production releases of MySQL. For example, the SLEEP() function is available beginning with MySQL 5.0.12. If you use this function on the master, you cannot replicate to a slave that uses MySQL 5.0.11 or earlier.

For this reason, use Generally Available (GA) releases of MySQL for statement-based replication in a production setting, since we do not introduce new SQL statements or change their behavior within a given release series once that series reaches GA release status.

If you are planning to use statement-based replication between MySQL 5.6 and a previous MySQL release series, it is also a good idea to consult the edition of the MySQL Reference Manual corresponding to the earlier release series for information regarding the replication characteristics of that series.

With MySQL's statement-based replication, there may be issues with replicating stored routines or triggers. You can avoid these issues by using MySQL's row-based replication instead. For a detailed list of issues, see Section 19.7, “Binary Logging of Stored Programs”. For more information about row-based logging and row-based replication, see Section 5.2.4.1, “Binary Logging Formats”, and Section 16.1.2, “Replication Formats”.

For additional information specific to replication and InnoDB, see Section 14.2.15, “InnoDB and MySQL Replication”. For information relating to replication with MySQL Cluster, see Section 17.6, “MySQL Cluster Replication”.