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Is there a way to skip State Snapshot Transfer (SST) at startup on Percona XtraDB Cluster Server?

wsrep_sst_mode=skip doesn't work:

121003  6:49:55 Percona XtraDB ( 1.1.8-rel28.1 started; 
    log sequence number 82208067084
121003  6:49:55 [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: unknown variable 'wsrep_sst_mode=skip'
121003  6:49:55 [ERROR] Aborting

I'm using Percona-XtraDB-Cluster-server-5.5.27-23.6.356.rhel5.

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Are you talking about when adding a node? Perhaps this page has your answer?… – Max Vernon Oct 3 '12 at 0:03
@MaxVernon: Yes. I know that link but what happens if the backup is not performed by xtrabackup? Assumming that my data on the donor and joiner is the same, how do I skip SST when starting the joiner? – quanta Oct 3 '12 at 0:08
unfortunately, I do not know much about XtraDB. Can you not use xtrabackup for some reason? – Max Vernon Oct 3 '12 at 0:12
I have restored the backup that performed by mysqldump. The question still remains in case I need to restart the joiner. – quanta Oct 3 '12 at 0:14
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I think you want wsrep_sst_method=skip not wsrep_sst_mode=skip

mysql> show variables like 'wsrep_sst%';
| Variable_name             | Value      |
| wsrep_sst_auth            |            |
| wsrep_sst_donor           |            |
| wsrep_sst_method          | xtrabackup |
| wsrep_sst_receive_address | AUTO       |
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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You're right. Is this document wrong? – quanta Oct 3 '12 at 1:45
Yup, it's wrong. I have that same PDF from the Webinar. This is a guess, but maybe earlier versions of Galera may have had mode, or maybe it's just wrong. – RolandoMySQLDBA Oct 3 '12 at 1:54

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