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How to get a MySQL database running locally, and then how to import your backup. I’ll be using docker as I believe it is the most convenient and OS agnostic method. This will run up an instance containing two containers, one with MariaDB and one with.phpmyadmin**. You don’t need the **phpmy admin**, but without being condescending I figured a. GUI might be helpful for most people. However if you’re sitting on 15 years worth of data like I was with a big fat 800MB+ database file you might encounter some issues.