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How to perform DR Drills using MySQL Replication (Doc ID 2528968.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2021

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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Disaster Recovery Drills are often performed to check the preparedness to handle disasters. 

This document discusses the DR Drills scenarios and how to handle them from MySQL replication Point of View. 

There are 4 different kind of DR scenarios that we will consider here:

a. Controlled/Maintenance:

        i. Switch-over

        ii. Switch-back

b. Failure Simulation:

        i. Failover

        ii. Fall-back


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