How to setup local mysql db server without full blown installation (using docker)

Docker Mysql

This guide provides information on how to setup a local mysql database server using docker. Docker allows the use of mysql server from within a container. This is ideal for development and testing, without the lengthy process of a full install of mysql on your local machine. This guide will focus on the Ubuntu Linux operation system version 16.04.6 LTS.

Install docker

> apt-get install

Download latest mysql docker container

> docker pull mysql:latest

Start new docker container (called mysql1)

> docker run --name mysql1 -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=my-pw -d -p 3306:3306 mysql

Check mysql server container is up and running

> docker ps

Check the output logs of docker container

> docker logs mysql1 2>&1

Connect to new mysql server

> mysql -h -P 3306 -u root -p

Note: if you do not currently have mysql client install, then use install

> apt-get install mysql-client

Note: if you receive error as below, wait few mins for mysql to setup, or monitor logs, as shown above. ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’, system error: 2

Or you can connect to your local mysql server using a light weight mysql GUI called emma

> apt-get install emma

To stop mysql docker container

> docker stop mysql1

To remove mysql docker container

> docker rm mysql1

Local MySQL DB Setup Create user with database.

> CREATE USER 'user'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; 
> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dbname.* TO 'user'@'%'; 

Note @’%’ grants user can connect from any host, this should not be used in production.

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