Failed to determine binlog filename/position

Last updated on Oct 21, 2022
Error Message Text(s) - Failed to determine binlog filename/position

Potential Causes

  • Binary log replication has not been enabled correctly on the MySQL server.

    Launch an SQL prompt and run the following queries:

    SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'log_bin'; # This should return ON  
    SHOW BINARY LOGS; # This should return a list of files and their offsets

Suggested Actions

  • Enable the binary logs by following the steps specific to each MySQL variant.

Revision History

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Date Release Description of Change
Sep-05-2022 NA Created as a new page to keep all the MySQL troubleshooting guidance at one place.

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