Bug #101516 Document doesn't record relationship between '--log-bin' and '--binlog-format'
Submitted: 9 Nov 2020 4:53 Modified: 7 Apr 14:37
Reporter: Zhou Shu Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: Documentation Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7, 8.0 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[9 Nov 2020 4:53] Zhou Shu
Description:
'--log-bin' is needed to make '--binlog-format' work.

It is obvious that '--log-bin' is needed to make '--binlog-format' work, however, nothing related is found in "5.4.4.2 Setting The Binary Log Format"(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/binary-log-setting.html), "23.7 Stored Program Binary Logging"(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/stored-programs-logging.html), and "16.1.6.4 Binary Logging Options and Variables"(https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/replication-options-binary-log.html#sysvar_binlog_...). It is recommended to add this information in the document.

How to repeat:
It cannot be found in the related document.
[9 Nov 2020 7:50] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Zhou Shu,

Thank you for the report and feedback.

regards,
Umesh
[7 Apr 14:37] Margaret Fisher
Posted by developer:
 
Thanks for pointing this out, you are right! I have updated the topics you mentioned to say that setting a binary logging format does not activate binary logging, and note how to do that, depending on the release.