MariaDB 10.4 stable version has been released. It is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. MariaDB can be an better choice for choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. MariaDB has a number of updated features over MySQL. Use below links to read features comparison between MariaDB and MySQL. This article will help you to install MariaDB 10.4 in CentOS 8 and RHEL 8 systems.
Step 1 – Add MariaDB Yum Repository
First add MariaDB yum repository in our system. Create a new repo file /etc/yum.repos.d/mariadb.repo in your system and add below code as per your operating system and architecture.
sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/mariadb.repo
[mariadb] name = MariaDB baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/10.4/rhel8-amd64 gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB gpgcheck=1
Step 2 – Install MariaDB on CentOS 8
Let’s use the following command to install MariaDB 10.4 in your system. This will also install other dependencies automatically.
sudo dnf makecache sudo dnf install MariaDB-server MariaDB-client --disablerepo=AppStream
After installing MariaDB in your system start it’s service using the following command.
sudo systemctl start mysql.service
Step 3 – Secure MariaDB Install
You also need to secure your MariaDB installation using passwords and do some other changes. To do this run secure installation script from command line.
The secure installation script will ask for user input as some points, follow the installation as per below output showing, All user inputs are highlighted with red color.
NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MariaDB SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY! Enter current password for root (enter for none): OK, successfully used password, moving on...
Set root password? [Y/n] yNew password: Re-enter new password: Password updated successfully! Reloading privilege tables.. ... Success! Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y... Success! Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y... Success! Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y- Dropping test database... ... Success! - Removing privileges on test database... ... Success! Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y... Success! Cleaning up... Thanks for using MariaDB!
Step 4 – Working with MariaDB
After installing and completing the configuration, connect to a MariaDB server using the following command.
sudo mysql -u root -p
Also try to create a new database, user and assign privileges to a database.
You may also required install phpMyAdmin to manage MariaDB using web interface, which provides easy way to work.