A Ruby on Rails MySQL database initial setup

December 1, 2006

So in the past two months I have migrated between three servers. Including my development machine, I have done the same inital setups to get an application going four times in the past 6 months. I always look at bookmarked pages in the MySQL mannual to set it all up. So here I am again doing the setup and documenting, the simple, but often used commands to setup a new application database.

mysql> create database money_maker;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON money_maker.* TO 'bam'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'passw0rd'; 

That’s it. Move on.

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