MySQL 5.7.7 RC & Multi Source Replication 40 to 1.

One of the cool new features in 5.7 Release Candidate is Multi Source Replication, as I previously looked into in 5.7.5 DMR.

I’ve had more and more people like the idea of this, so here’s a quick set-up as to what’s needed and how it could work.

1. Prepare master environments.
2. Prepare 40 masters for replication.
3. Create slave.
4. Insert data into the Masters.

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a multisource replication scenario: 10 masters, 1 slave.

A customer asked whether we they could have 10 or more masters consolidate all the data into a single central slave. After getting a bit more information from them and seeing the application functionality, it was clear that MySQL Labs 5.7.5 Multi Source Replication could be a good candidate. Why?:
– Each master is independent from the rest of the masters.
– One-way traffic: there is only one way to update a row, and that’s from the master.
– All the masters use the same schema and table, but no single master will ever need to, nor be able to update a row from another master.
– PK determined via app & master env.

Multisource replication is still in, but here’s what I did to test it out.

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