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GTID replication and SST method
I am attempting to get remote replication working from my MariaDB Galera Cluster in the following way:
* MariaDB Galera Cluster replicates to a remote MariaDB DR node via standard master slave method using MariaDB GTID
o Pick a master node from the cluster
o Take a backup with xtrabackup-v2
o Apply backup to slave
o Connect the slave to the master and replicate using MariaDB GTID
o If master goes down, switch master to another node in the Galera Clutser
However I am having problems keeping the GTID in step across all the nodes in the Galera cluster when joining new nodes or re-joining existing nodes.
Using the latest version of xtrabackup-v2 the current GTID position is stored in a file as part of the backup, however it does not apply this value to the database when a node is brought into the cluster. A step by step example is below:
* Cluster is running fine
* Lots of transactions going through, enough that a new joiner would need an SST
* Begin joining a new node to the cluster
* SST via xtrabackup-v2 happens during this process
* The GTID in the donor is 1-1-12345
* SST completes joiner is now part of the cluster
* The GTID on the newly joined node is 1-1-1
* We now have an out of sync GTID meaning we cannot simply switch master if our current master goes down.
I tried the same scenario using RSYNC as the transfer method and the GTID is replicated across to the joiner without issue.
Ideally I would like continue using xtrabackup-V2 as my SST method because it does very little locking on a state transfer. That being the case are there any work arounds for this, such as a way to ensure the GTID is set on the joiner when the SST happens with xtrabackup-v2?
On the MariaDB pages it does say "xtrabackup-v2 and xtrabackup SST methods currently do not support GTID" is this up-to-date information? https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mariadb/galera-cluster-system-variables/#wsrep_sst_method
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