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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
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
(added in 2.0)
Default:
~/.my.cnf
Specify a config file from which user and password are to be read.
connect_timeout
(added in 2.1)
Default:
30
The connection timeout when connecting to the MySQL server.
encoding
Encoding mode to use, examples include utf8 or latin1_swedish_ci
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 Default:
localhost
Host running the database.
login_password
The password used to authenticate with.
login_port Default:
3306
Port of the MySQL server. Requires login_host be defined as other then localhost if login_port is used.
login_unix_socket
The path to a Unix domain socket for local connections.
login_user
The username used to authenticate with.
name
required
name of the database to add or remove
name=all May only be provided if state is dump or import.
if name=all Works like --all-databases option for mysqldump (Added in 2.0)

aliases: db
quick
bool

(added in 2.1)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Option used for dumping large tables
single_transaction
bool

(added in 2.1)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Execute the dump in a single transaction
ssl_ca
(added in 2.0)
The path to a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate. This option, if used, must specify the same certificate as used by the server.
ssl_cert
(added in 2.0)
The path to a client public key certificate.
ssl_key
(added in 2.0)
The path to the client private key.
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 PyMySQL (Python 2.7 and Python 3.X) or MySQL-python (Python 2.X) package on the remote host, as well as mysql and mysqldump binaries.
  • 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) Python package on the remote host. For Ubuntu, this is as easy as apt-get install python-pymysql. (See apt.) For CentOS/Fedora, this is as easy as yum install python2-PyMySQL. (See yum.)
  • 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

# 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 all databases to hostname.sql
  mysql_db:
    state: dump
    name: all
    target: /tmp/{{ inventory_hostname }}.sql

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

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Ansible Core Team

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