Setting the MySQL's Binary Log Format
For MySQL 5.1.11 and earlier, and for MySQL 5.1.29 and later, statement-based logging is used by default as the binary log format. If you want to change it, e.g. to use the "row-based" format, do the following:
1. Edit the MySQL configurations, e.g. /etc/my.cnf
.. binlog_format=row ..
Don't forget to restart MySQL to take effect.
# /sbin/service mysqld restart