I'm currently experiencing some sync-issues on my MariaDB Galera Cluster which is a master-master scenario. I've got everything set up properly and the cluster is syncing the DDL changes flawless.

The output of the DB-Parameters seems right because every relevant variable is correct (both nodes are: ready, have the same sync-state and no errors are detected).

I made the check by creating a table and checking if it's syncing to the other node - after that i did it backwards. Everything works except the syncing of the data from the first node to the second.

Is there a way to initiate tis sync-process manually? Might there be a log-file which i oversaw?

Best Regards k

  • Are your tables MyISAM/Aria or InnoDB?
    – jynus
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 20:18
  • I'm using Aria for every table.
    – async
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 20:27

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Galera only supports the InnoDB ENGINE (and XtraDB, which is essentially the same). While there is experimental support for MyISAM, by activating wsrep_replicate_myisam, that is not guaranteed to work, as it is not transactional.

The DDL that you executed worked because they do not use the ROW format, but STATEMENT-based replication.

While we could hack and maybe make it work, it would work poorly. I highly recommend you to change the tables to InnoDB: ALTER TABLE your_table ENGINE=InnoDB, FORCE; After that, any change will be synced automatically as desired.


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    Thank you for this very helpful answer. I converted the tables to InnoDB (a script for generating the command for each table can be found on SO) and exported the whole database. Then I dropped everything and restored the database to transfer every INSERT command to the second node. Now i have a running galera Cluster, thank you very much! k
    – async
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 11:14

Because I've lost quite a lot of time finding my problem, and the only searches lead me to this question.

I'll post my issue that had same symptoms - db structure was synced, but no data was showing on the other nodes, except the one I made inserts on.

Turned out that my mysqld had log-bin enabled - set server-id, log-bin file and some other log bin options.

When I turned off the log-bin options on all nodes the data started showing everywhere. I suspect enabling https://mariadb.com/kb/en/replication-and-binary-log-system-variables/#log_slave_updates would have solved the issue, but I don't need it anyway, so I just disabled it. I hope that helps someone to save some time.

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