Creating new MySQL databases
Users can create their own MySQL databases through ceo. Users emailing syscom asking for a MySQL database should be directed to do so. The process is as follows:
- SSH into csclub.uwaterloo.ca
- Run ceo.
- Select "Create MySQL database" and follow the instructions.
- Login info will be stored in ceo-mysql-info in your home directory.
- You can now connect to the MySQL database (from caffeine only).
To create a MySQL database manually:
$ mysql -uroot -p Enter password: ****** mysql> CREATE DATABASE someusername; Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec) mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON someusername.* to someusername@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'longrandompassword'; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.06 sec)
For random passwords run 'makepasswd --chars 20'. For the administrative password for the cluster see /users/sysadmin/passwords/mysql.
Write a file (usually ~club/mysql) to the club's homedir readable only by them containing the following:
Username: clubuserid Password: longrandompassword Hostname: localhost
Try not to send passwords via plaintext email.