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Monitoring a replica set

To learn what instances belong to the replica set and obtain statistics for all these instances, execute a request. The output below shows the replication status for a replica set containing one master and two replicas:

- 1:
    id: 1
    uuid: 9bb111c2-3ff5-36a7-00f4-2b9a573ea660
    lsn: 21
    name: instance001
    id: 2
    uuid: 4cfa6e3c-625e-b027-00a7-29b2f2182f23
    lsn: 0
      status: follow
      idle: 0.052655000000414
      peer: replicator@
      lag: 0.00010204315185547
    name: instance002
      status: follow
      idle: 0.09503500000028
      vclock: {1: 21}
      lag: 0.00026917457580566
    id: 3
    uuid: 9a3a1b9b-8a18-baf6-00b3-a6e5e11fd8b6
    lsn: 0
      status: follow
      idle: 0.77522099999987
      peer: replicator@
      lag: 0.0001838207244873
    name: instance003
      status: follow
      idle: 0.33186100000012
      vclock: {1: 21}
      lag: 0

The following diagram illustrates the upstream and downstream connections if executed at the master instance (instance001):

replication status on master

If is executed on instance002, the upstream and downstream connections look as follows:

replication status on replica

This means that statistics for replicas are given in regard to the instance on which is executed.

The primary indicators of replication health are:

  • idle: the time (in seconds) since the instance received the last event from a master.

    If the master has no updates to send to the replicas, it sends heartbeat messages every replication_timeout seconds. The master is programmed to disconnect if it does not see acknowledgments of the heartbeat messages within replication_timeout * 4 seconds.

    Therefore, in a healthy replication setup, idle should never exceed replication_timeout: if it does, either the replication is lagging seriously behind, because the master is running ahead of the replica, or the network link between the instances is down.

  • lag: the time difference between the local time at the instance, recorded when the event was received, and the local time at another master recorded when the event was written to the write-ahead log on that master.

    Since the lag calculation uses the operating system clocks from two different machines, do not be surprised if it’s negative: a time drift may lead to the remote master clock being consistently behind the local instance’s clock.

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