MySQL 5.7.23 replica failed to execute load data infile


Server migrated from Percona MySQL 5.7.19 to 5.7.23 failed to apply Load Data infile during replication.

  • Master-master replication
  • Statement based replication
  • Percona MySQL 5.7.23 (both servers)
  • CentOS 6.9

Error ‘The MySQL server is running with the --secure-file-priv option so it cannot execute this statement’ on query. Default database: ‘xxxxxx’. Query: ‘LOAD DATA INFILE ‘/var/lib/mysql/’ IGNORE INTO TABLE xxxxxx FIELDS TERMINATED BY ‘,’ ENCLOSED BY ‘’ ESCAPED BY ‘\’ LINES TERMINATED BY ‘\n’ (xxx,xxx) SET create_date= now(), create_user= ‘xxxxxxxxx’, update_user= ‘xxxxxxx’’

The systems were previously running Percona MySQL 5.7.19. We did not experience this problem with that version.

Is this a Percona MySQL 5.7.23 bug?

Thank you,
Alex Malberty
BabyCenter LLC

As a temporary fix, we setup secure_file_priv = ‘’, but I would like to revert that change.

Hi Alex,

I was able to reproduce your issue. This is indeed a bug and it affects MySQL upstream as well, here is the bug description:

The workaround as you mentioned is to set secure_file_priv but this might be a security issue. Another option is to set the binlog_format to ROW os MIXED.

Thank you Vinicious. We will change replication to ROW based.