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I want to perform a clean, full system shutdown

There may be situations when you need to stop or decommission the entire MySQL database system. In this case we simply need to stop access to our DB instances and then safely bring them offline.

Required actions: What recipes should I apply to solve the situation?

Overall Strategy: Stop the application from using the database servers and safely decommission them.

  1. Disable application writes (and reads). This step will depend on your particular application. A typical scenario would be to put up a "maintenance" page on your frontend servers, and bring down your application (in all existing instances).
  2. Disable or Enable Continuous Backups  Optional: If appropriate, you might want to take one last backup of the DB, I want to perform a manual backup at this moment.
  3. Safely stop/terminate your Slave-DB instance(s).
  4. Safely stop/terminate your Master-DB instance.


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