I have an issue with MariaDB Server 5.5.56 replication. The slave got stuck and when I realized that we had already lost some of the bins. So this is the scenario :

In master :

MariaDB [(none)]> show binary logs;
| Log_name | File_size |
| master-bin.000320 | 1073742333 |
| master-bin.000321 | 1074247558 |
| master-bin.000322 | 753717941 |
| master-bin.000323 | 883803465 |
4 rows in set (0.01 sec)

cat master-bin.index

In slave ( excerpt )

*************************** 1. row ***************************
Master_Log_File: master-bin.000312
Read_Master_Log_Pos: 405852801
Relay_Log_File: mariadb-relay-bin.000942
Relay_Log_Pos: 405852988
Relay_Master_Log_File: master-bin.000312
Slave_IO_Running: No
Slave_SQL_Running: Yes
Exec_Master_Log_Pos: 405852703
Relay_Log_Space: 405853426
Seconds_Behind_Master: NULL
Master_SSL_Verify_Server_Cert: No
Last_IO_Errno: 1236
Last_IO_Error: Got fatal error 1236 from master when reading data from binary log: 'Could not find first log file name in binary log index file'
Last_SQL_Errno: 0
Master_Server_Id: 1
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

So my idea to try and recover the slave is :

1.- In master : stop mariadb service
2.- In master : copy from backup bins 312 to 319
3.- In master : manually add bins 312 to 319 to master-bin.index
4.- In master : start mariadb service
5.- In slave : start slave

Would that work ? Is there any other way to solve my problem ? I know manually modifying master-bin.index is not recommended but I can not think of any other alternative to avoid recreating the slave.

Thanks in advance.

2 Answers 2


The best advice would be to rebuild the slave. Missing 8 binary logs means you may be missing a lot of transactions. Another option would be to execute CHANGE MASTER to and move to the next available binary log. You may need to skip slave errors along the way until the slave 'catches up' BUT you have to use pt-table-checksum and pt-table-sync to "resync" the data between these nodes.

  • Thanks for the reply but I don't think "Missing 8 binary logs" is accurate for this scenario. I do have those logs, what I'm trying to do here is mysql to acknowledge them so the replica can resume from where it left ( it is stuckat this moment )
    – Bertran
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 12:14
  • @Bertran we had lost some of the bins. I may have misunderstood you then Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 12:40
  • yes, we "had" lost them in prod but still have them in a backup but restoring them in place seems not to be enough because master-bin.index don't have them listed
    – Bertran
    Commented Jun 2, 2020 at 15:02
  • @Bertran - Then how did master-bin.000312 get changed to master-bin.000320? If you have reloaded the missing 8 files, then edit the file containing the list of binlogs. (It's format is rather obvious.)
    – Rick James
    Commented Jun 6, 2020 at 2:18
  • @RickJames we have a retention of ten days so after the slave got stuck the master kept rolling. The slave was stuck for almost 2 months so when we realized that we had already lost some logs. I restored them froma backup and what I'm asking is if it is safe to manually edit and change master-bin.index to add those lines. Is it clear the situation ?
    – Bertran
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 12:32

I've tried my approach and partially worked. After manually changing ( with mariadb stopped ) master-bin.index the slave started working again but only Master_Log_File was increasing

Master_Log_File: master-bin.000319
Relay_Master_Log_File: master-bin.000312
Slave_IO_Running: Yes
Slave_SQL_Running: Yes

As if slave was only reading but not writing. So I gave up and I will recreate the slave now.

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