You must first request a database on the MariaDB (MySQL) server. You can do so by emailing ecst@bucknell.edu and explaining a little bit about your project. You will be provided with a database name, username and password that you’ll then use to connect to your MariaDB.

Here is the primary information you’ll need when connecting to your database:

  • Server: db.eg.bucknell.edu
  • Database Name: This will be provided to you when your database is created.
  • Username: This will be provided to you when your database is created.
  • Password: This will be provided to you when your database is created.

Here’s an example using the MariaDB (MySQL) command line client:

mysql -h db.eg.bucknell.edu -u username -p databasename

There is also a web based interface (phpMyAdmin) that can help with administration of your database. You can access it here:

https://www.linux.bucknell.edu/phpMyAdmin/

You login to this site using your database username and password. You will then see any databases to which this user has access.