In an EGroupware standard installation, MariaDB is installed, configured and operated as a Docker container.
This presentation provides information about the reasons and advantages:
(lecture in German, slides in English)
The database container runs in the Docker network and is not directly accessible from the host or external network. This is also a security feature.
As a rule, it is not necessary to make changes to the database.
Always make a data backup before working on the database:
Backup of EGroupware
There are several ways to administer the database:
Database in the host network
To access or contact the database, the database must be made accessible outside the Docker network.
To do this, the following must be added to the
the entry under service:
must be added.
Afterwards, the container must be restarted:
Now the database on the host is accessible under port 3306.
Working in the database container.
Another possibility is to enter the database container. To facilitate this, a script is available under:
The installation/use of phpMyAdmin is prepared. phpMyAdmin can be installed as a Docker container: