I am building up a staging percona cluster with three servers from a test database taken from xtrabackup (includes grastate files, etc) . The relevant database is about 30G and what i did was to copy the data files on all servers to the /var/lib/mysql/ directory and changed ownership to mysql
I bootstrap the first server and then when i start the second server it starts SST process.
How can i avoid the SST process?
Also, since the data are exactly the same, why does the joiner starts SST?