Ben Clewett wrote:
> Dear MySQL,
> I'm running 5.0.26 through Heartbeat. Which seems to work well, even as
> a replication slave and Heartbeat continously stopping and starting the
> The Heartbeat moves MySQL around from server to server when a failure
> occures. I am trying to find a way for MySQL to report the server host
> name on which it's currently sitting. Without any luck.
> Would any kind members know of a way of getting this information from
I only know of two ways, though there may be more.
1) The hostname system variable, which was added in 5.0.41
2) Perhaps a UDF that makes a system call.
There might be some external ways to do it also. For example, create a table with a
single row, and have a startup script replace the value in it with the server's
hostname upon startup. Then you can query this value.