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Master/slave Replication Slave Fails To Connect To Master (Doc ID 2222854.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2018

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 5.7 version, Replication (General and Statement)

Customer was setting up Master - Slave replication from a backup of the Master server. The customer started from a binlog position which didn't exit on the specified log.

Recommended to start rebuilding replication from a fresh copy of the Master

Replication couldn't find the starting position on the binlog, it error out with non-relevant message.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. stop slave
2. change master to master_log_file='', master_log_position=

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot fail over to the slave, slave remained out of sync.


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