mysql_db – Add or remove MySQL databases from a remote host

Synopsis

  • Add or remove MySQL databases from a remote host.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • MySQLdb (Python 2.x)
  • PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.X), or
  • mysql (command line binary)
  • mysqldump (command line binary)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ca_cert
path
The path to a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate. This option, if used, must specify the same certificate as used by the server.

aliases: ssl_ca
client_cert
path
The path to a client public key certificate.

aliases: ssl_cert
client_key
path
The path to the client private key.

aliases: ssl_key
collation
-
Collation mode (sorting). This only applies to new table/databases and does not update existing ones, this is a limitation of MySQL.
config_file
path
Default:
"~/.my.cnf"
Specify a config file from which user and password are to be read.
connect_timeout
integer
Default:
30
The connection timeout when connecting to the MySQL server.
encoding
-
Encoding mode to use, examples include utf8 or latin1_swedish_ci
hex_blob
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Dump binary columns using hexadecimal notation
ignore_tables
-
added in 2.7
Default:
[]
A list of table names that will be ignored in the dump of the form database_name.table_name
login_host
string
Default:
"localhost"
Host running the database.
login_password
string
The password used to authenticate with.
login_port
integer
Default:
3306
Port of the MySQL server. Requires login_host be defined as other than localhost if login_port is used.
login_unix_socket
string
The path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
string
The username used to authenticate with.
name
list / elements=string / required
name of the database to add or remove.
name=all May only be provided if state is dump or import.
List of databases is provided with state=dump, state=present and state=absent.
if name=all Works like --all-databases option for mysqldump (Added in 2.0).

aliases: db
quick
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Option used for dumping large tables
single_transaction
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Execute the dump in a single transaction
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • dump
  • import
The database state
target
-
Location, on the remote host, of the dump file to read from or write to. Uncompressed SQL files (.sql) as well as bzip2 (.bz2), gzip (.gz) and xz (Added in 2.0) compressed files are supported.

Notes

Note

  • Requires the mysql and mysqldump binaries on the remote host.
  • This module is not idempotent when state is import, and will import the dump file each time if run more than once.
  • Requires the PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.X) or MySQL-python (Python 2.X) package on the remote host. The Python package may be installed with apt-get install python-pymysql (Ubuntu; see apt) or yum install python2-PyMySQL (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora; see yum). You can also use dnf install python2-PyMySQL for newer versions of Fedora; see dnf.
  • Both login_password and login_user are required when you are passing credentials. If none are present, the module will attempt to read the credentials from ~/.my.cnf, and finally fall back to using the MySQL default login of ‘root’ with no password.

Examples

- name: Create a new database with name 'bobdata'
  mysql_db:
    name: bobdata
    state: present

- name: Create new databases with names 'foo' and 'bar'
  mysql_db:
    name:
      - foo
      - bar
    state: present

# Copy database dump file to remote host and restore it to database 'my_db'
- name: Copy database dump file
  copy:
    src: dump.sql.bz2
    dest: /tmp

- name: Restore database
  mysql_db:
    name: my_db
    state: import
    target: /tmp/dump.sql.bz2

- name: Dump multiple databases
  mysql_db:
    state: dump
    name: db_1,db_2
    target: /tmp/dump.sql

- name: Dump multiple databases
  mysql_db:
    state: dump
    name:
      - db_1
      - db_2
    target: /tmp/dump.sql

- name: Dump all databases to hostname.sql
  mysql_db:
    state: dump
    name: all
    target: /tmp/dump.sql

- name: Import file.sql similar to mysql -u <username> -p <password> < hostname.sql
  mysql_db:
    state: import
    name: all
    target: /tmp/dump.sql

- name: Delete database with name 'bobdata'
  mysql_db:
    name: bobdata
    state: absent

- name: Make sure there is neither a database with name 'foo', nor one with name 'bar'
  mysql_db:
    name:
      - foo
      - bar
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
db
string
always
Database names in string format delimited by white space.

Sample:
foo bar
db_list
list
added in 2.9
always
List of database names.

Sample:
['foo', 'bar']


Status

Authors

  • Ansible Core Team

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