Docker: How does this (not) work?
I am trying to create a docker image which runs an sql server. For this purpose I did the following steps on a Windows machine.
Run a mysql container to copy an init file into the virtual machine (not sure whether this step is actually necessary):
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Create an image from the resulting container:
docker commit ID mysql/with-table
Run the image in order to initialize the database:
docker run -d -it -p 3306:3306 -v /c/Users/bastian/Documents/docker/mysql:/mysql -e MYSQL_DATABASE='google' -e MYSQL_USER='foo' -e MYSQL_PASSWORD='bar' MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD='xxx' mysql/with-table
docker run -i centurylink/mysql /bin/bash -c 'cat > table.sql' < /c/Users/bastian/Documents/docker/table.sql
Now I have the follwing questions:
When I execute
docker inspect ID3the output contains the command:
"Cmd": [ "/bin/bash", "-c", "cat \u003e table.sql" ]
Does this mean that the copy command is executed and not the mysql server? How do I see which command will actually be executed?
If I try to connect to the mysql server on the host machine:
$ boot2docker ip 2> /dev/null 192.168.59.103 $ mysql -h 192.168.59.103 -p 3306 Enter password: *** // I enter xxx here
I get the following error message:
ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '192.168.59.103' (10061)
Any idea what the reason might be?
EDIT: So, I just removed the first steps and instead ran the centurylink/mysql image directly. If I do this and change the mysql line to
$ mysql -h 192.168.59.103 -p -u root (or
-u foo) the connection works. Thus, the mysql line is erroneous and the mysql server is actually not started correctly when steps 1 and 2 are performed. Do you know the reason for this?
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When you run a container with
docker run some_image some_command, you’ve given it a command to run. In your case (step 1) this command was
/bin/bash -c 'cat > table.sql'. Then in step 2 you committed that command to a new image. So your image runs that command instead of mysql.
Maybe look at
docker exec to do the futzing around to initialize. Or mount the data as a ‘Docker Volume’.