I have MySQL master-slave replication that works fine; I googled the whole net and MySQL site to find the standard procedure to make use of the replication but found nothing. It is as if admins are happy to have replication on, but when the time comes to perform a disaster recovery no initial plan has been put into practice and publicly shared.
What i want to know is how to make the slave machine replace the master one in case the later got damaged, burnt, etc. I guess the slave machine should take the network address of the master but what else should be done? For instance, changing MySQL user permissions or running some commands! Please include references if any.