I'm using Docksal as a local environment. How do I connect to the MySQL database in the Docksal container? Can I just use my local instance of MySQL instead? Also if anyone knows how to import a database for use with the Docksal MySQL instance that would be great.


  • Did you try connecting to it with HeidiSQL or SequelPro?
    – Kevin
    Jan 3 '19 at 5:22
  • @Kevin Yes, I tried with MySQL workbench. There's a command that you can run that shows the IP of the DB, but does not work for mac... Jan 3 '19 at 13:39
  • Is it because you need to connect over ssh tunnel instead of standard connection?
    – Kevin
    Jan 3 '19 at 15:24

Connecting to a local MySQL DB did not work, however, this did:

cd docroot

fin db import /path/to/.sql/file

More can be found here https://docs.docksal.io/service/db/access/.

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