I have configured mariadb galera cluster as docker swarm service using official docker image: during cluster startup rsync (default SST method) works fine. Wanted to change it to xtrabackup or xtrabackup-v2, so used the following configuration in my.cnf according to docs:

wsrep_sst_auth = <wsrep_sst_user>:<password>
wsrep_sst_method = xtrabackup-v2 (or xtrabackup)
datadir = /var/lib/mysql/

socket =/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

donor server starts fine, but getting the errors below during joiner server startup:

2018-05-07 13:08:26 139750451541760 [Warning] WSREP: Gap in state sequence. Need state transfer. 2018-05-07 13:08:26 139750232831744 [Note] WSREP: Running: 'wsrep_sst_xtrabackup-v2 --role 'joiner' --address '' --datadir '/var/lib/mysql/' --parent '108' '' ' WSREP_SST: [INFO] Logging all stderr of SST/Innobackupex to syslog (20180507 13:08:26.937)

2018-05-07 13:08:29 139750249850624 [Note] WSREP: (fdead878, 'tcp://') turning message relay requesting off

2018-05-07 13:10:07 139750232831744 [ERROR] WSREP: Failed to read 'ready ' from: wsrep_sst_xtrabackup-v2 --role 'joiner' --address '' --datadir '/var/lib/mysql/' --parent '108' '' Read: '(null)'

2018-05-07 13:10:07 139750232831744 [ERROR] WSREP: Process completed with error: wsrep_sst_xtrabackup-v2 --role 'joiner' --address '' --datadir '/var/lib/mysql/' --parent '108' '' : 32 (Broken pipe)

2018-05-07 13:10:07 139750451541760 [ERROR] WSREP: Failed to prepare for 'xtrabackup-v2' SST. Unrecoverable. 2018-05-07 13:10:07 139750451541760 [ERROR] Aborting

Error in my_thread_global_end(): 1 threads didn't exit

Other wsrep values:

wsrep_cluster_address=gcomm:// (for first node to start, and virtual_ip of the first node on 2 other nodes)

How to configure xtrabackup as SST method in MariaDB correctly?

  • Exactly which version of MariaDB is this? There have been several bugs with the xtrabackup SST methods in the earlier 10.1 and 10.2 versions.
    – dbdemon
    May 7, 2018 at 14:06
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    It would also be helpful if you could post your other wsrep variables from your .cnf files (my.cnf, server.cnf, ...).
    – dbdemon
    May 7, 2018 at 14:22
  • 10.2.13+maria~jessie, posted May 7, 2018 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


The two scripts (or maybe just the last one, but you need both) /usr/bin/wsrep_sst_common and /usr/bin/wsrep_sst_xtrabackup-v2 are broken in 10.2.13, but you can get fixed versions from bug ticket MDEV-15254.


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