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What if your slave(s) can't keep up?

MySQL replication is a great feature: it's easy to setup and relatively easy to manage, it can provide scalabilty and availability, a master can serve dozens of slaves, etc. However, sometimes people have the problem that the slaves can't keep up; they get further and further behind, which is a major problem. So this post talks about why that happens (sometimes) and what you can do about it.



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  • The most common reason that a slave cannot keep up with the…
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Added by Sarah Sproehnle on September 6, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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