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Using Percona 5.6 and 5.7 nodes in the same cluster

duncan9562duncan9562 EntrantInactive User Role Beginner
Hi guys,

I have a 3 node cluster in the following setup:-

2 x nodes running percona-xtradb-cluster-server-5.6 5.6.30-25.16-1.wheezy
1 x node percona-xtradb-cluster-garbd-3.x (arbitrator voting member).

I am looking to migrate the cluster onto Debian Jessie, but also upgrade to Percona 5.7.

As this is a live cluster, I am very reluctant to upgrade the existing cluster nodes (and ultimately want to avoid as much downtime as possible).

My question is, can I join a node running Percona 5.7 into the existing cluster running Percona 5.6? I.e, build 2 new nodes running Percona 5.7, add them into the cluster, let them sync, then remove the nodes running 5.6.....

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,



  • krunalbauskarkrunalbauskar Advisor Inactive User Role Novice
    Mix-match of PXC-5.6 and PXC-5.7 is possible but there are some limitations

    - PXC-5.7 *can accept* SST from PXC-5.6 (backward compatible but read the upgrade process here
    - Mix-match should be is temporary and not recommended for long-term use.
    - PXC-5.7 node should not act as DONOR to PXC-5.6 node. (If mix-match is during transition only then this is rare possibility).

    We recommend running all nodes with same version of PXC (including minor version).
    Upgrade is short window and is supported.
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