Install Docker

Update the repo to get latest versions

sudo apt update

Install the latest version

sudo apt install

Set Docker to start on startup

sudo systemctl enable --now docker

Give your user permissions to docker, replacing user with your username

sudo usermod -aG docker user

Once you have run this command close and reopen your session if you accessing remotely. This is to apply the permissions in the above step

Test it has installed correctly by getting the docker version

docker --version

Docker Compose

I also install docker-compose as some dockers need you to compose from a yml file. This downloads v2.16.0, just change this if the version updates to a later version

sudo curl -L "$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Give permissions to this

sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Test it has installed correctly by getting the docker-compose version

docker-compose --version

Install MySQL

I keep all my dockers in a dockers folder in my home directory. If it doesn’t exist already, create this folder:-

mkdir ~/dockers

Now create a folder for MySQL to live in.

mkdir ~/dockers/mysql

We need to create a folder for MySQL to store data in.

mkdir ~/dockers/mysql/data

Change directory to this folder

cd ~/dockers/mysql

Create a docker-compose.yml file

nano docker-compose.yml

Paste the following. Change the MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD to something secure.

version: '3.3'
    image: mysql:latest
      - ./data:/var/lib/mysql
    restart: always
      - 3306:3306
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: ChangeMeToSuperSecurePassword

Save the file with ctl + x, then y to save.

Run the docker-compose file with the following:-

docker-compose up -d