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MySQL base image using Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial
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Generic MySQL

Uses Ubuntu Xenial as base image.


sudo docker build --rm -t lysender/mysql .

Prepare data

We need a volume container to hold our MySQL data.

Create volume container

sudo docker create --name mysql-data \
    -v /var/lib/mysql \
    -v /var/log/mysql \
    lysender/mysql /bin/true

Initialize root password

sudo docker run --rm \
    --volumes-from=mysql-data \
    -e "ROOT_PASSWORD=the_root_password" \
    lysender/mysql /

Create power user

Note: Only use this if you need root-like privilege on all databases (ex: on dev environment)

sudo docker run --rm \
    --volumes-from=mysql-data \
    -e "ROOT_PASSWORD=the_root_password" \
    -e "DB_USER=genericdb" \
    -e "DB_PASS=genericdb" \
    lysender/mysql /

Create a specific database with credentials (access limited to the specified database)

sudo docker run --rm \
    --volumes-from=mysql-data \
    -e "ROOT_PASSWORD=the_root_password" \
    -e "DB_NAME=blog" \
    -e "DB_USER=bloguser" \
    -e "DB_PASS=blogpassword" \
    lysender/mysql /

Running the container

Note: The example below forwards localhost's port 3307 to the mysql container. You may use a different port or use the default port 3306.

sudo docker run --name mysql \
    --volumes-from=mysql-data \
    -d \
    -p 3307:3306 \

Connect from local machine

mysql --protocol tcp --port 3307 --user blog -p -D blog

Restore a DB dump into the specified database

mysql --protocol tcp --port 3307 --user blog -p -D blog < /path/to/blog-backup.sql

Link to another container

Note: This is just an example and may not work without prior preparation like creating volume containers or a web app image.

sudo docker run --name "blog-webapp" \
    -d \
    -p 8080:80 \
    --volumes-from "blog-data" \
    --link mysql:db \

The blog-webapp container will have access to the MySQL server via db hostname (note the db alias). Set the DB hostname in the blog webapp to db.

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