Running Multiple Databases
You can configure Nitro to run multiple database engines and versions, whether it’s for different projects you work with or testing your plugin’s database support.
init for the first time, Nitro will ask you if you want to use MySQL and PostgreSQL. If you entered
yes to both, your config file will look something like this:
databases: - engine: mysql version: "8.0" port: "3306" - engine: postgres version: "13" port: "5432"
Nitro also supports MariaDB (opens new window). Change the engine to
mariadb and use a supported version tag (opens new window).
If we wanted to run MySQL 5.7 in addition to the initially-configured MySQL 8.0, we could use the
edit command and add the engine to
databases: - engine: mysql version: "8.0" port: "3306" - engine: mysql version: "5.7" port: "33061" - engine: postgres version: "13" port: "5432"
We’ve specified port
33061 above—and not the default
3306—because MySQL 8.0 is already running on that port and each database must have its own. (See How Nitro Works for more on Nitro’s layout and those internal and external ports.)
apply will create the new database container and prompt you to update your hosts file.
Not sure what port to use? Run the
portcheck command to see if a given port is available on your host machine.