8.3. Replicator Roles

Replicators can have one of two main roles, master or slave:

  • master

    A replicator in a master role extracts data from a source database (for example, by reading the binary log from a MySQL server), and generates THL. As a master the replicator also provides the THL to other replicators over the network connection.

  • slave

    A slave replicator receives data from a master and then applies that data to a target database or environment.