We give out MySQL accounts according to our account policy. There is not a 1:1 ratio of accounts to databases. One account can access multiple databases, and one database can be accessed by multiple users. Typically, unless there is a specific technical reason we name the databases as usernames to ensure greater ease in database maintenance. A user can create as many tables as s/he likes within the database s/he is given.
There are two different ways to gain access to your databases. You can either use the web interface or the command line. The web interface is: www.cs.virginia.edu/csdb.
Or you can login using one of the interactives or power nodes, and access the command line interface. To login to the mysql server, you need to use the command:
mysql -h mysql -u username -p
The departmental MySQL Tools are located within /usr/cs/bin. Listed below are some of the tools along with the description of what they do from the dev.mysql.com website.
Additional tools are available. All can be found within /usr/cs/bin. Please contatct email@example.com if you run into any problems or need additional assistance.
mysql: Run SQL statements from the command line
msql2mysql: Convert mSQL programs to be used with MySQL
mysqlbug: Create a bug report and mail it
mysqldumpslow: Parse and summarize the slow query log
mysqldump: Dump a database(s) for backup or for transferring the data to another SQL server
mysqlhotcopy: Hot backup
mysql_convert_table_format: Conversion, e.g. from ISAM to MyISAM
mysql_find_rows: Search for queries containing
mysql_setpermission: Aid to add users or databases, sets privileges
mysql_zap: Kill processes that match pattern
mysqlaccess: Reports the access-privileges for a user from a host to a db
mysqladmin: Client for performing administrative operations
mysqlcheck: Client checks, repairs, optimizes, and analyzes tables
mysqlimport: Client provides a command-line interface to the LOAD DATA INFILE SQL statement
mysqlshow: Client shows which databases exist, their tables, or a tables columns or indexes
- For general information on PHP: www.php.net
- For documentation on how to actually use PHP: dev.mysql.com/doc
- To get on the CS Departments PHPMyAdmin site (login required): www.cs.virginia.edu/csdb
- O'Reilly's books on both MySQL and PHP are great resources for all users. These can be found at most book stores and if you are On-Grounds, are available through the Brown Library Safari Virtual Book Resource. It has both the MySQL Cookbook as well as the PHP Cookbook available.