Binary Logs Are Not Getting Purged Automatically With No Error Message (Doc ID 2270417.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After setting up expire_logs_days to a value greater than 0, binary logs older than expire_logs_days days will automatically be purged whenever a rotation of the binary log happen.

But after a log rotation, logs that are expected to expire does not get purge and there is no error messages in the error log for the issue.

For a similar issue, but with the error message "[Warning] file /var/log/mysql/bin-log.001234 was not purged because it was being readby thread number 4312" in the error log, see <Note 2085373.1>.

 

Changes

The system time may have been changed. 

Cause

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