External Script Kills MEB Connection And Backup Fails With "Ping failed: MySQL server has gone away" Error

(Doc ID 2294363.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 3.12 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

MEB backup fails after copying innodb files and throws the following error:

 

Changes

 Introduced external script to kill sleeping connections from the database regularly. 

Cause

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