Handling files permission in docker containers with mounted volume

  • fennng 

I am recently moving away from Azure Mysql server to a local mysql server
on VM.

To protect from data losing, I store mysql files on my VM and use -v to
mount it to docker container.

docker run \
--name mysql \
--network wp-net \
--network-alias mysql-host \
-v $PWD/mysql:/var/lib/mysql

I would like to add all this files to git repo so that I can push them to
remote regularly. But when I tried to do git init, permission is denied.

The mysql files are created by mysql container, and the user and group are
both mysql. But when I view the files from the host machine. both user and
mysql are 999.

To resolve this issue, I changed the files’ group to my host user’s group.

chown -R 999:fennng mysql

Then I updated the files permissions so that the host user can access it.

Within the mysql folder, run

sudo find . -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;
sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;

Now both 999 and user’s in fennng group can access these files.

It’s not a great solution, but it’s much safer than setting everything to

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