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Short Description
A MySQL image based on the official MySQL APT repository.
Full Description

This is (yet another) MySQL container. This one is built using the official MySQL APT Repository for MySQL Community Server 5.6.

To run the container:

docker run \
    -d \
    -v $HOME/mysql56:/var/lib/mysql \
    -p 13306:3306 \
    -e "MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword" \

This command will create a new container based on the new MySQL image built

  • -d tells Docker to run the container as a daemon
  • -v $HOME/mysql56:/var/lib/mysql maps the local path ~/mysql56 to
    /var/lib/mysql inside the container. This allows the MySQL data to persist
    across runs.
  • -p 13306:3306 maps the local port 13306 to the container's port 3306.
    This lets us connect to the instance as shown below.
  • -e "MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword" sets the root password for the
    instance. This really only needs to be specified on the first run.
  • rchouinard/mysql:latest uses the latest rchouinard/mysql image for the container.

Be sure to adjust any of the parameters to meet your requirements.

If you used the run command above, you can now connect to the instance using
your client of choice.

mysql -uroot -p -h127.0.0.1 -P13306

Use the password you selected above (mysecretpassword in the example) and you
should be greeted with the server banner. Yay!

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