I have MM Replication in mysql, and I want to squeeze some free space in the box be deleting unnecessary files, I came across these
mysql-bin files inside
/var/db/mysql/ There are hundreds of those files like
mysql-bin.000223 etc. I have checked the mysql replication by doing
show master status and
show slave status they are using some mysql-bin files at certain positions, but I guess all the other bin files are leftovers which will not be used anymore. In this case is it safe to delete all those mysql-bin files except the ones that replication is currently pointing at ?
If it is safe to delete, then is there anything I could do to automatically delete those files once they are not in use ?