MySQL replication may sound complicated, but it can be done easily. Here’s a quick 7-step guide:

  1. Create a replication user on the master:
 GRANT REPLICATION SLAVE ON *.* TO 'repl'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
  1. On the master server, add the following to the [mysqld] section in my.cnf and restart MySQL:
server-id = 1
relay_log=mysqldrelay
log-bin
expire_logs_days = 7
  1. On the slave server, add the following to the [mysqld] sesion in my.cnf and restart MySQL:
server-id = 2
  1. Create a mysqldump file on the master server which includes a global lock:
 databases.sql
  1. Configure the slave:
# mysql -u user -ppassword
mysql> CHANGE MASTER TO MASTER_HOST='master host name', MASTER_USER='repl', MASTER_PASSWORD='repl';
  1. Move the dump to the slave server and import it:
mysql -u user -ppassword < databases.sql
  1. Start the slave:
mysql -u user -ppassword
mysql> START SLAVE;