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I have an existing mysql replication setup, currently with 1 master and 2 slaves, I am trying to add a 3rd slave.

I've taken a copy of the DB from the master, and copied to the new slave, and made a note of the master log positions.

I've not got to the stage of starting the new slave yet as I get the following error when I do:

change master to MASTER_LOG_FILE="localhost-bin.017", MASTER_LOG_POS=185656024

Error Code : 1201
Could not initialize master info structure; more error messages can be found in the MySQL error log
(1672 ms taken)

The log file says:

070727 08:21:02  mysqld ended

070727 08:21:20  mysqld started
070727  8:21:20 [Warning] 'user' entry 'root@localhost.localdomain' ignored in --skip-name-resolve mode.
070727  8:21:20 [ERROR] Failed to open the relay log './localhost-relay-bin.000001' (relay_log_pos 4)
070727  8:21:20 [ERROR] Could not find target log during relay log initialization
070727  8:21:20 [ERROR] Failed to initialize the master info structure
/usr/sbin/mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '4.1.22-standard-log'  socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock'  port: 3306  MySQL Community Edition - Standard (GPL)
070727  8:27:34 [ERROR] Failed to open the relay log './localhost-relay-bin.000001' (relay_log_pos 4)
070727  8:27:34 [ERROR] Could not find target log during relay log initialization

Any suggestions would be awesome!
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Did you do a change master without the log_file position first? Because it looking for the default file and position './localhost-relay-bin.000001'

* Try  the complete change master command with hostname, username, password, port, log_file & port#

* make sure the localhost-bin.017 exists in your log directory, since you have --skip-name-resolve enabled if might be in a different name.

Also is the mysql version of master & slave different? From the bin log naming convention it looks like your are having a older version of master than the slave. It looks like they might not be compatible.

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