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How to manually create a new MySQL/MariaDB DatabaseBefore you install your self-hosted MIDAS scheduling system, you will need to create a blank MySQL or MariaDB database on your server. The following instructions describe how to manually create a database from the command line.
If your server runs cPanel, follow our How to create a database in cPanel instead, otherwise carry on reading...
Note: Text in red below denotes details you may need to modify for your particular server setup.
Step 1: Login to your database serverFrom your server's command line, login to your MySQL/MariaDB server by executing the following command:
$ mysql -u root
NOTE: If you're running MySQL on a Windows machine, you can skip this step and access the MySQL command line via the "MySQL Command Line Client" shortcut in your Start Menu → Programs → MySQL folder instead.
Step 2: Create a DatabaseEnter a desired name for your MIDAS database:
mysql> CREATE DATABASE `MIDAS`;
NOTE: You will need the name of this database when installing MIDAS - also, please note that MySQL queries outlined here may contain "backtick" characters (
` ) which are not the same as regular apostrophes (
Step 3: Create a UserOnce you've created a database, create a new MySQL user:
mysql> CREATE USER `username`@`localhost` IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
NOTE: You will need this username/password when installing MIDAS
If your MySQL and Web Server reside on separate hardware to each other, you will need to substitute
localhost in the above code to reflect the IP/domain of your web server. If unsure of your web server's IP/domain, you can substitute
%, which will accept incoming connections from any host, however for security this is not recommended, and you should always endeavor to use
localhost or the IP/domain name of your web server instead.
Step 4: Assign The User To The Database & Set User PrivilegesOnce you've created a database and a MySQL user, you will need to associate the user with the database and grant the necessary privileges:
mysql> GRANT ALTER, CREATE, DELETE, DROP, INSERT, LOCK TABLES, SELECT, UPDATE ON `MIDAS`.* TO `username`@`localhost`;
Step 5: Flush PrivilegesFinally, to ensure that the privileges you set in the previous step are applied, issue the following command:
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Once you've set up your MySQL database, you're ready to install MIDAS
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