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MySQL 8 on Linux System

Open the Terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install mysql-server

To install MySQL Workbench (optional), which is the GUI for the database:

sudo apt install mysql-workbench

Database setup

You need to set the database user for localhost and external connections and push the following SQL commands or via the cmd line.

Cmd line (not Workbench):

sudo mysql -u root -p

create user 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'root';

ALTER USER 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'admin.1';

ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'admin.1';

grant all privileges on *.* to 'root'@'%' with grant option;

From the mysql.user menu, select host %, and user root.

After the user is added and defined, you can set up the MySQL database.


Validate password component [Y/n] n

Change the root password? [Y/n] n

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] n

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

We recommend changing the password, as "admin.1" is the default. This password is required during ESET Inspect Server Installation. Through the terminal, follow the tutorial.

Through the Workbench, click:

Database > Connect to Database… select database > OK

Then Server > Users and Privileges >Select root%—set the password and confirm it

Open the Terminal and execute the following command to copy mysql.service file:

sudo cp /lib/systemd/system/mysql.service /etc/systemd/system/

Open the /etc/systemd/system/mysql.service in texteditor (or nano, pico, vi ...) and add following lines:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/mysql.service



Save the file and reload the system configuration by the following command:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Now you need to modify /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf file (where are the db params).

Open the mysqld.cnf file in texteditor or nano, pico, vi ... and add the following lines under section [mysqld]:

sudo nano /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf

bind-address =






local_infile = 1



*bind-address—default value is Set this address to the machine's IP where MySQL is running. If the incorrect IP address is used, ESET Inspect Installation cannot connect to MySQL.

*innodb_buffer_pool_size—set to 80% of the RAM size of MySQL machine

*innodb_log_file_size —set to 40% - 60% of the innodb_buffer_pool_size value

Restart MySQL to load the new parameters:

sudo service mysql restart

Verify the status of the MySQL Service

Open the terminal, and type in the command.

systemctl status mysql.service

MySQL Service is running when the reported state is: active (running).


MySQL Installation

Warning: World-writable config file '/etc/mysql/my.cnf' is ignored


MySQL command line commands