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From:Luis Motta Campos Date:October 24 2011 6:10am
Subject:Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, and Recovers Without Intervention
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The data size is about 200 GB. I would have noticed increase on writes. No backup activity
is running (actually I don't do conventional backups). 

Any theories?
Thank you for your interest. 
Kind regards,
--
Luis Motta Campos

On 23 Oct 2011, at 14:06, Tyler Poland <tpoland@stripped> wrote:

> Luis,
> 
> How large is your database?  Have you checked for an increase in write
> activity on the master leading up to this? Are you running a backup against
> the replica?
> 
> Thank you,
> Tyler
> 
> Sent from my Droid Bionic
> On Oct 23, 2011 5:40 AM, "Luis Motta Campos" <luismottacampos@stripped>
> wrote:
> 
>> Fellow DBAs and MySQL Users
>> 
>> [apologies for eventual duplicates - I've posted this to
>> percona-discussion@stripped also]
>> 
>> I've been hunting an issue with my database cluster for several months now
>> without much success. Maybe I'm overlooking something here.
>> 
>> I've been observing the database slowing down and lagging behind for
>> thousands of seconds (sometimes over the course of several days) even
>> without any query load besides replication itself.
>> 
>> I am running Percona MySQL 5.1.51 (InnoDB plug-in version 1.12) on Dell
>> R710 (6 x 3.5 inch 15K RPM disks in RAID10; 24GB RAM; 2x Quad-core Intel
>> processors) running Debian Lenny. MySQL data, binary logs, relay logs,
>> innodb log files are on separated partitions from each other, on a RAID
>> system separated from the operating system disks.
>> 
>> Default Storage Engine is InnoDB, and the usual InnoDB memory structures
>> are stable and look healthy.
>> 
>> I have about 500 (read) queries per second on average, and about 10% of
>> this as writes on the master.
>> 
>> I've been observing something that looks like between 6 and 10 pending
>> reads per second uniformly on my cacti graphs.
>> 
>> The issue is characterized by the server suddenly slowing down writes
>> without any previous warning or change, and lagging behind for several
>> thousand seconds (triggering all sorts of alerts on my monitoring system). I
>> don't observe extra CPU activity, just a reduced disk access ratio (from
>> about 5-6MB/s to 500KB/s) and replication lagging. I could correlate it
>> neither InnoDB hashing activity, nor with long-running-queries, nor with
>> background read/write thread activities.
>> 
>> I don't have any clues of what is causing this behavior, and I'm unable to
>> reproduce it under controlled conditions. I've observed the issue both on
>> severs with and without workload (apart from the usual replication load). I
>> am sure no changes were applied to the server or to the cluster.
>> 
>> I'm looking forward for suggestions and theories on the issue - all ideas
>> are welcome.
>> Thank you for your time and attention,
>> Kind regards,
>> --
>> Luis Motta Campos
>> is a DBA, Foodie, and Photographer
>> 
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5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, and Recovers Without InterventionLuis Motta Campos23 Oct
  • Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, andRecovers Without InterventionTyler Poland23 Oct
    • Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, andRecovers Without InterventionClaudio Nanni23 Oct
      • RE: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, andRecovers Without InterventionHoward Hart23 Oct
        • Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, and Recovers Without InterventionLuis Motta Campos24 Oct
      • Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, and Recovers Without InterventionLuis Motta Campos24 Oct
    • Re: 5.1.51 Database Replica Slows Down Suddenly, Lags For Days, and Recovers Without InterventionLuis Motta Campos24 Oct