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CentOS 7 + Oracle MySQL Community

This is a MySQL image meant for general use. This work
is heavily based on the official MySQL image, but uses
a base CentOS image instead of Ubuntu.

Original work can be found at "".

CentOS and RHEL-based images might be a better fit
for RHEL shops.

Useful scripts

  • : builds the image locally (docker build);
  • : convenient way to start MySQL on a named
    daemon container (fast-food, auto-destroy);
  • : convenient way to run commands on a new
    container (fast-food, auto-destroy) or even to just
    open a bash shell to play.

How to use this image

start a MySQL instance

docker run --name some-mysql -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -d andrefernandes/docker-mysql

This image includes EXPOSE 6379 (the mysql port), so standard container
linking will make it automatically available to the linked containers
(as the following examples illustrate).

start with persistent storage

Mounting the container VOLUME "/var/lib/mysql" on the "/opt/mysql-data" host folder:

docker run --name some-mysql -v /opt/mysql-data:/var/lib/mysql -d andrefernandes/docker-mysql

Persistent data for VOLUME "/var/lib/mysql" can also be stored in a volume container,
which can be used with --volumes-from some-volume-container:

docker run --name some-mysql-data -d -v /var/lib/mysql busybox echo "Data volume container for MySQL"
docker run -d --volumes-from some-mysql-data --name some-mysql andrefernandes/docker-mysql

Using persistent data is an obvious need. You must decide whether to use host-mounted
folders or volume containers. It it your call.

connect to it from an application

docker run --name some-app --link some-mysql:mysql -t -i --rm application-that-uses-mysql

The above command starts a named container application that sees "some-mysql" container
with a "mysql" hostname. The exposed "some-mysql" ports are available to the application.

… or play with mysql client

# starts mysql with our convenient script (creates named "mysql" container)
# now start ANOTHER container, linked to "mysql", to run mysql client
# yes, using the same image, why not?
docker run -it --link mysql:mysql --rm andrefernandes/docker-mysql mysql -h mysql -ppassword
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