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MariaDB + Phpmyadmin + Docker: Running Local Database

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@ifominIgor Fomin

Full stack web developer, tech lead, project manager

I will get MariaDB and Phpmyadmin running in a docker container. I will reuse folder setup and all files from previous recipe - 02.

Source files can be found here:

https://github.com/ikknd/docker-study in folder recipe-03

1. Modify docker-compose.yml file

Here I do several things:

  • create volume -
    . This is where all db data will be stored, even if container is restarted, data will be there.
  • environment variable
    - sets root password for mariadb container.
  • environment variable
    - adds "server" input field to phpmyadmin login page (this way you can use this phpmyadmin with an external MySQL DB, and not just this local setup)
  • environment variable
    - told phpmyadmin how to connect to mariadb
  • map ports for
    phpmyadmin - 8000:80
    - this maps inner port 80 from inside the container, to port 8000 on my host machine
  • "
    " - prevents container to start before other container, on which it depends

2. Go to /var/www/docker-study.loc/recipe-03/docker/ and execute:

docker-compose up -d

I can go to:

- and still see phpinfo page

- see phpmyadmin, I can login using root/qwerty credentials

3. What if I need database to be up and running with some initial DB inside, and not empty?

This can be achieved by modifying

section with:

command: "mysqld --init-file /data/application/init.sql"


    - ./init.sql:/data/application/init.sql
  • init.sql
    - is an existing DB dump.
  • using volumes I copy this file to container's
  • using "
    mysqld --init-file
    " command - I tell mysql to start and import init.sql

4. After I have DB running, how to export/import DB?

To see list of containers and learn container id or name of mariadb container:

docker container ls

To import:

docker exec -i docker_mariadb_1 mysql -uroot -pqwerty DB_NAME < your_local_db_dump.sql

To export:

docker exec -i docker_mariadb_1 mysqldump -uroot -pqwerty DB_NAME > your_local_db_dump.sql


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