Group replication for Mysql server seems to be a great functionnality. It is available from version 5.7.17 of MySql Enterprise and Cluster CGE edition.

But is it available for Mysql community ? and starting which version ?


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Based on the MySQL Developer manual:


It appears that so long as you're on the appropriate version you'll have access to this feature.

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    That's actually Oracle MySQL's link but indeed GR is available in MySQL Community starting 5.7.17 dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/… Jan 20, 2017 at 15:18
  • @jerichorivera Edited to clarify! Jan 20, 2017 at 15:22
  • Hi, I find another confirmation, you both right ! Group Replication is available starting from version 5.7.17
    – tdaget
    Jan 29, 2017 at 20:34

I ask the official support for the MySQL Group Replication, they told me that we can use the MySQL Group Replication in Community Edition even for the commercial product. But they advise to use the Enterprise monitor to increase the security and stability.

I think the official version include the support..

According to the official comparison of MySQL Editions, MySQL Group Replication is only available in Enterprise version and MySQL Cluster CGE.

It is included in MySQL Enterprise High-Availability which is

1 Features only available in Commercial Editions.

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    Hi @Xin, You are right for commercial editions of MySql : Group replication functionality is unavailable into the Standard Edition. But my question was oriented about MySql Community Edition ... and Yes this functionality is available in Community Edition.
    – tdaget
    Jun 30, 2017 at 8:10
  • @tdaget yes you are right, I have sent an email to the official support and them told me that we can use it with Community Edition. I have updated the answer.
    – Xin Meng
    Jun 30, 2017 at 9:56

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