Why is Seconds_Behind_Master Jumping Between 0 and Seemingly a Random Delay? (Doc ID 1355180.1)

Last updated on MAY 03, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Learn why it sometimes appears like the Seconds_Behind_Master value in the SHOW SLAVE STATUS output is jumping between 0 and a random value and back to 0 again instead of increasing and decreasing in a smooth way.

Solution

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