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Pause/resume the cluster

There may be external situations when it is needed to shutdown the Percona Server for MySQL cluster for a while and then start it back up (some works related to the maintenance of the enterprise infrastructure, etc.).

The deploy/cr.yaml file contains a special spec.pause key for this. Setting it to true gracefully stops the cluster:

  pause: true

Pausing the cluster may take some time, and when the process is over, you will see only the Operator Pod running:

$ kubectl get pods
NAME                                             READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
percona-server-mysql-operator-7ff9cff46f-6dtgs   1/1     Running   0          9m19s

To start the cluster after it was shut down just revert the spec.pause key to false.

Starting the cluster will take time. The process is over when all Pods have reached their Running status:

NAME                                             READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
cluster1-mysql-0                                 2/2     Running   0          3m43s
cluster1-mysql-1                                 2/2     Running   0          3m3s
cluster1-mysql-2                                 2/2     Running   0          2m27s
cluster1-router-c89b8487-bbtqm                   1/1     Running   0          89s
cluster1-router-c89b8487-cll6l                   1/1     Running   0          89s
cluster1-router-c89b8487-q6mnl                   1/1     Running   0          89s
percona-server-mysql-operator-7ff9cff46f-6dtgs   1/1     Running   0          13m


Clusters with Group Replication undergo crash recovery on each unpause. This is caused by the specifics of Group Replication, which supposes continuous availability of the database service by design. See upstream documentation for more details.

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Last update: 2024-05-02