I have setup a MariaDB ColumnStore Database as described in the MariaDB ColumnStore Quick Start guide. The guide is missing some steps so these are the exact steps I took:

docker run -d -p 3306:3306 --name mcs_container mariadb/columnstore

docker exec -it mcs_container bash

yum install git wget

git clone https://github.com/mariadb-developers/mariadb-columnstore-quickstart.git




        GRANT ALL ON travel.* TO 'user1'@'%';

Exit mariadb client

./create_and_load.sh 3306 user1 <PASSWORD>

I can query the DB from within the container. Now, I want to connect to the DB from my local Windows 11 machine through TCP. But every time I try to connect to it using a local MySQL client I get the following error:

C:\Program Files\MariaDB 10.9\bin>mariadb --host  --port 3306 --user app_user -p
Enter password: ********
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to server on '' (10060)

Edit: I am using Docker Containers IP Address in the above request since I am trying to connect to the server/DB that is inside the container. I found the IP address through the following command:

docker inspect -f "{{range.NetworkSettings.Networks}}{{.IPAddress}}{{end}}" mcs_container

For further clarity, the diagram below illustrates the setup and problem, the connection (middle arrow) is what is failing at the moment. enter image description here

Edit End

I did some trial and error through the research I found online but I have reached an impasse. I don't know what I am missing. Here are a few things I have tried:

  1. Followed this video as well as section 2.3 of this article detailing how to connect to a containerized MariaDB/MySQL server. No luck.
  2. I also looked into bind addresses as mentioned here. But as mentioned in this more recently answered question, bind addresses may not be the problem. And I don't exactly understand what I am messing with here. So I left it alone for now.
  3. Last possibility I could think of is that it could be a firewall issue, as mentioned here. I use Kaspersky Internet Security - I tried disabling the firewall but again that made no difference.

I am new to docker, sorry if I have overlooked something small and obvious. Any help will be really appreciated. Thank you.

  • I'm also still new to containers, but I can see that you have created the container and mapped port 3306 on localhost to 3306 inside the container. So, I think you should be trying to connect the mariadb client to localhost:3306 (or maybe rather than that other IP address?
    – dbdemon
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 15:44
  • How did you obtain the IP address and why do you think it's the one to connect to?
    – mustaccio
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 16:45
  • @dbdemon is docker IP address. In my understanding, that is basically telling the MySQL client I want to connect to the MySQL DB that is inside the Docker container. If I specify localhost instead, it would try to connect to the DB on my local machine, and it would also fail since the user doesn't exist in the local machine.
    – Malvi Bid
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 16:45
  • @mustaccio I have edited my question clarify how I obtained the IP address And the reason I am using it is because that is the IP address of the docker container. This is telling the MySQL client on my local machine to connect to the MySQL/MariaDB server that is inside the container.
    – Malvi Bid
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 17:03
  • If you have a MySQL or MariaDB running in the computer, it is already using 3306. In that case "-p 3306:3306" will conflict. Map to another port number.
    – Rick James
    Commented Oct 21, 2022 at 17:54


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