How To Install MariaDB on Debian 9

Install MariaDB on Debian 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MariaDB on your Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MariaDB is a an open-source and cross-platform database engine and server, designed as a drop-in replacement for the well known and powerful MySQL database engine used on numerous web servers around the world. The application is geared toward database professionals that are in search of a scalable, robust, reliable and stable SQL server, a replacement for the MySQL database server.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation MariaDB database management system on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install MariaDB on Debian 9 Stretch

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing MariaDB.

First, Add MariaDB Repositories, use the below commands to add MariaDB Repositories on Debian systems:

apt-get install software-properties-common dirmngr
apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xF1656F24C74CD1D8
add-apt-repository 'deb [arch=amd64,i386,ppc64el] http://sumberterbuka.beritagar.id/mariadb/repo/10.2/debian stretch main'

Once the key is imported and the repository added you can install MariaDB using following command:

apt-get update
apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client

Once complete, you can verify MariaDB is installed by running the below command:

systemctl start mariadb
systemctl status mariadb

Step 3. Securing MariaDB after installation.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:

mysql_secure_installation

Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

To log into MariaDB, use the following command (note that it’s the same command you would use to log into a MySQL database):

mysql -u root -p

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MariaDB. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MariaDB database management system on Debian 9 (Stretch). For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MariaDB website.

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