Automatic database import

The db service container can perform an automatic import of the database dump upon initialization.


Create a folder for the database dumps inside the project root called db (name can differ).

Add *.sql or *.sql.gz file(s) into the newly created db folder.

You can add multiple *.sql and *.sql.gz files. All files will be imported in alphabetical order. The MYSQL_DATABASE variable contains the active database.

Add to the db service in the project’s .docksal/docksal.yml file as follows:

    - ${PROJECT_ROOT}/db:/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d:ro

Run fin project reset db (fin p reset db) to reinitialize the db service.

It may take some time for the database server to initialize and import the dump.
Check container logs for progress and/or issues if necessary (fin logs db).