MySQL replication on slave (version 5.1.61) has stopped. Slave_IO_Running was marked as Yes, but Slave_SQL_Running as No. Simple stop/start slave didn't help so further problem analysis was needed. It seemed that current slave's relay log was corrupted because testing with "mysqlbinlog" has printed out an error. Therefore, the solution was to discard current relay binlogs and to point slave to the last master binlog position.
Here is complete output from show slave status\G on stopped slave server:
Slave_IO_State: Waiting for master to send event Master_Host: 10.1.79.48 Master_User: replica Master_Port: 3306 Connect_Retry: 60 Master_Log_File: mysql-bin.002046 Read_Master_Log_Pos: 639600842 Relay_Log_File: triton-relay-bin.001957 Relay_Log_Pos: 243 Relay_Master_Log_File: mysql-bin.002045 Slave_IO_Running: Yes Slave_SQL_Running: No Replicate_Do_DB: pretinac_radio,web Replicate_Ignore_DB: Replicate_Do_Table: Replicate_Ignore_Table: web.logging_www,web.logging_raspored,web.web_korisnik Replicate_Wild_Do_Table: Replicate_Wild_Ignore_Table: Last_Errno: 1594 Last_Error: Relay log read failure: Could not parse relay log event entry. The possible reasons are: the master's binary log is corrupted (you can check this by running 'mysqlbinlog' on the binary log), the slave's relay log is corrupted (you can check this by running 'mysqlbinlog' on the relay log), a network problem, or a bug in the master's or slave's MySQL code. If you want to check the master's binary log or slave's relay log, you will be able to know their names by issuing 'SHOW SLAVE STATUS' on this slave. Skip_Counter: 0 Exec_Master_Log_Pos: 103641119 Relay_Log_Space: 983411603 Until_Condition: None Until_Log_File: Until_Log_Pos: 0 Master_SSL_Allowed: No Master_SSL_CA_File: Master_SSL_CA_Path: Master_SSL_Cert: Master_SSL_Cipher: Master_SSL_Key: Seconds_Behind_Master: NULL Master_SSL_Verify_Server_Cert: No Last_IO_Errno: 0 Last_IO_Error: Last_SQL_Errno: 1594 Last_SQL_Error: [the same error description as in Last_Error]
To fix the error, current binlog files on slave should be discarded and set new position. Before setting new binlog position it's important to remember Relay_Master_Log_File and Exec_Master_Log_Pos values:
Relay_Master_Log_File: mysql-bin.002045 Exec_Master_Log_Pos: 103641119
OK, with this values, new binlog position can be set:
# stop slave mysql> stop slave; # make slave forget its replication position in the master's binary log mysql> reset slave; # change slave to start reading from stopped position mysql> change master to master_log_file='mysql-bin.002045', master_log_pos=103641119; # start slave mysql> start slave;
Just to note that "reset slave" will delete master.info, relay-log.info and all the relay log files, so it's not needed to clean leftovers in /var/lib/mysql directory. After all commands were executed, slave has reconnected to the master and start to read SQL statements (Seconds_Behind_Master value was not NULL any more). Complete "reset slave" documentation can be read on MySQL 5.1 - RESET SLAVE Syntax page.