How To Install MariaDB 10.9 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

Step 1: Update your System

sudo yum  -y update

Step 2: Add MariaDB 10.9 repository

curl -LsS -O

sudo bash mariadb_repo_setup --mariadb-server-version=10.9
sudo yum makecache fast

Step 3: Install MariaDB 10.9 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

sudo yum -y install MariaDB-server MariaDB-client MariaDB-backup
$ rpm -qi MariaDB-server

Name : MariaDB-server

Version : 10.9.4

Release : 1.el7.centos

Architecture: x86_64

Install Date: Thu 17 Nov 2022 11:20:14 AM UTC

Group : Applications/Databases

Size : 130047800

License : GPLv2

Signature : DSA/SHA1, Sat 05 Nov 2022 01:51:31 PM UTC, Key ID cbcb082a1bb943db

Source RPM : MariaDB-server-10.9.4-1.el7.centos.src.rpm

Build Date : Thu 03 Nov 2022 12:14:12 PM UTC

Build Host : centos74-amd64

Relocations : (not relocatable)

Vendor : MariaDB Foundation


Summary : MariaDB database server binaries

sudo systemctl enable --now mariadb

Step 4: Secure MariaDB Database Server

$ sudo mariadb-secure-installation



In order to log into MariaDB to secure it, we'll need the current

password for the root user. If you've just installed MariaDB, and

you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,

so you should just press enter here.

Enter current password for root (enter for none):

OK, successfully used password, moving on...

Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MariaDB

root user without the proper authorisation.

Set root password? [Y/n] y

New password:

Re-enter new password:

Password updated successfully!

Reloading privilege tables..

... Success!

By default, a MariaDB installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone

to log into MariaDB without having to have a user account created for

them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation

go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a

production environment.

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y

... Success!

Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This

ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y

... Success!

By default, MariaDB comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can

access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed

before moving into a production environment.

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

- Dropping test database...

... Success!

- Removing privileges on test database...

... Success!

Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far

will take effect immediately.

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

... Success!

Cleaning up...

All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MariaDB

installation should now be secure.

Thanks for using MariaDB!
$ mysql -u root -p

Enter password:

Welcome to the MariaDB monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.

Your MariaDB connection id is 18

Server version: 10.9.4-MariaDB MariaDB Server

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT VERSION();




| 10.9.4-MariaDB |


1 row in set (0.001 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> QUIT

# mysql -V

mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.9.4-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1



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