Mariadb installation in Ubuntu

Ubuntu version : Server version: 10.3.22-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 Ubuntu 19.10

Mariadb version : mariadb-server-10.3

To install mariadb on ubuntu using apt-get package

apt-get install mariadb mariadb-server -Y

List of installed mariadb packages

root@MySql:/home/kishan# apt list --installed|grep mariadb

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

mariadb-client-10.3/eoan-updates,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
mariadb-client-core-10.3/eoan-updates,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
mariadb-common/eoan-updates,eoan-updates,eoan-security,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 all [installed,automatic]
mariadb-server-10.3/eoan-updates,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
mariadb-server-core-10.3/eoan-updates,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
mariadb-server/eoan-updates,eoan-updates,eoan-security,eoan-security,now 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 all [installed]

To get a brief info on the mariadb package available in the repository

root@MySql:/home/kishan# apt-cache show mariadb-server
Package: mariadb-server
Architecture: all
Version: 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1
Priority: optional
Section: universe/database
Source: mariadb-10.3
Origin: Ubuntu
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <>
Original-Maintainer: Debian MySQL Maintainers <>
Installed-Size: 66
Depends: mariadb-server-10.3 (>= 1:10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1)
Filename: pool/universe/m/mariadb-10.3/mariadb-server_10.3.22-0ubuntu0.19.10.1_all.deb
Size: 12700
MD5sum: 825b924e52bfca65f7f65b6fb91ff992
SHA1: 6fb3c9ec5c2de7ba17824d7915f8bd7182f55251
SHA256: 10a6ee64aea66cbdef81f029df2d7503f53c1bb3fbc6b1e278106814e8601d53
Description-en: MariaDB database server (metapackage depending on the latest version)
 This is an empty package that depends on the current "best" version of
 mariadb-server (currently mariadb-server-10.3), as determined by the MariaDB
 maintainers. Install this package if in doubt about which MariaDB
 version you need. That will install the version recommended by the
 package maintainers.
 MariaDB is a fast, stable and true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database
 server. SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most popular database query
 language in the world. The main goals of MariaDB are speed, robustness and
 ease of use.
Description-md5: 47753d361ef73aaa0d808a49d4717d3f

Start Mariadb services

1)Check the status of the service

root@MySql:/home/kishan# systemctl status mariadb
● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.3.22 database server
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2020-06-07 12:10:15 IST; 39min ago
     Docs: man:mysqld(8)
 Main PID: 721 (mysqld)
   Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..."
    Tasks: 30 (limit: 2320)
   Memory: 93.5M
   CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
           └─721 /usr/sbin/mysqld

Jun 07 12:10:07 MySql systemd[1]: Starting MariaDB 10.3.22 database server...
Jun 07 12:10:11 MySql mysqld[721]: 2020-06-07 12:10:11 0 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld (mysqld 10.3.22-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.19.10.1) startin
Jun 07 12:10:15 MySql systemd[1]: Started MariaDB 10.3.22 database server.

2)If service is not active,then start the service manually

root@MySql:/home/kishan# systemctl start mariadb

3)The service is up and running.Try to connect to mariadb using root

root@MySql:/home/kishan# mysql

Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 19
Server version: 10.3.22-MariaDB-0ubuntu0.19.10.1 Ubuntu 19.10

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]>

4)List the databases

MariaDB [(none)]> show databases;
| Database           |
| TEST               |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
4 rows in set (0.061 sec)

5)check the current user

MariaDB [(none)]> select current_user();
| current_user() |
| root@localhost |
1 row in set (0.000 sec)

6)check the list of users and host details

MariaDB [(none)]> select user,host from mysql.user;
| user | host |
| kishan | localhost|
| root | localhost|
| test | localhost|

These are basic things to install and practice mariadb!!

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