Release : 3.3
Component : PRIVILEGED ACCESS MANAGEMENT
It might turn out that under heavy use circumstances the minimum is still too big. The bin logs are packaged into the MySQL dump that is sent to all of the cluster site members on cluster startup and resync.
E.g. when importing accounts into PAM using the APIs at a very high rate, the number of DB updates that occurs in a single day is very high. This results in a very large collection of bin logs.
So even though PAM prunes old logs when the DB dump is created, it is still carrying over data of at least a days worth.
Note also that this value can not be less than the Primary Member Recovery Period setting.
If a primary site member goes further out of sync than this period, the entire database must be delivered to the member.
Basically, the smaller the value of these settings, the smaller the DB backups for replication will be.
It should be considered that there is a down side to setting this too low.
If a secondary site member loses contact with the primary site for longer than this setting, there is a risk that bin log changes needed to synchronise it will have been purged from the primary site. Or in reverse, changes made at the secondary site that have not yet been replicated to the primary site will have been purged from its bin logs.
This will prevent automatic database replication from continuing until that site is manually resynchronised, e.g using the Re-sync Site button
Keep in mind to enable the Cluster Tuning Mode (Configuration / Diagnostics / System ) in each potential primary site node and set the value for "Duration to Preserve MySQL Binary Logs" accordingly.
This setting does not replicate - that is why it needs to be set explicitly on all the nodes - but basically it is effective only on the dynamically determined master node where a new dump is created when needed.