Is there a way to take the output from mysqlshell and use it in a script or similar.

I have set up a basic cluster for testing (3 x MySQL 8.0.27 databases, running on Debian 11).

I am now trying to find a way to capture the output from mysqlshell's cluster.status() output.

As an example, from inside mysqlshell I can run:


to get the current replication lag. I would like to capture that so it can be monitored automatically.

I assumed most of these statistics would also exist in the performance_schema or mysql_innodb_cluster_metadata databases somewhere, but I can't see them.

Is there a way to do this?

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You can use Shell's command line integration to access the AdminAPI without entering Shell's interactive interface. That allows you to run the commands in a bash script for example or integrate it with other automation/monitoring tools.


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