wsrep_sst_xtrabackup defaults-file error

I am trying to set up a 3-node cluster. On bootstrap I get this error message:
140110 10:32:20 [ERROR] WSREP: Failed to read 'ready ’ from: wsrep_sst_xtrabackup --role ‘joiner’ --address ‘’ --auth ‘sstuser:S5tU53R’ --datadir ‘/ccv/data/mysql/300/data/’ –defaults-file ‘/etc/my.cnf’ --parent ‘9475’
Read: ‘(null)’
140110 10:32:20 [ERROR] WSREP: Process completed with error: wsrep_sst_xtrabackup --role ‘joiner’ --address ‘’ --auth ‘sstuser:S5tU53R’ --datadir ‘/ccv/data/mysql/300/data/’ –defaults-file ‘/etc/my.cnf’ --parent ‘9475’: 2 (No such file or directory)
140110 10:32:20 [ERROR] WSREP: Failed to prepare for ‘xtrabackup’ SST. Unrecoverable.

How can I specify that my defaults-file is “/etc/mysql/my.cnf” and not “/etc/my.cnf” ?

Thanks in advance.

default percona will look into /etc/my.cnf(depending on the distros) , if you want you can copy /etc/mysql/my.cnf to /etc/my.cnf or while starting mysql use --config /path/to/file.

This error will only manifest when bootstraping the cluster : when the wsrep_cluster_address is set with the nodes IP adresses. If “wsrep_cluster_address=gcomm://” then all 3 nodes will boot up without problem. But without replication of course.

Replication is now working within 3 nodes with rsync. I still need to find out how to configure xtrabackup to recognize “defaults_file=/etc/mysql/my.cnf”

Replication is now working with xtrabackup. After checking with , I have changed "

good that you found solution u r self