Bug #104923 Cannot mount MySql data directory in Docker for Windows
Submitted: 13 Sep 8:19 Modified: 13 Sep 9:44
Reporter: AntCDL Waters Email Updates:
Status: Analyzing Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: InnoDB storage engine Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:MySql server 8.0.26 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows 10 Enterprise 1909)
Assigned to: MySQL Verification Team CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: docker, innodb, MySQL, windows

[13 Sep 8:19] AntCDL Waters
When you use MySql in a container you need to mount the Data folder, so the databases can be used either in the container, or directly on the host machine.
This fails on Docker for Windows, with the error:

[ERROR] [MY-012271] [InnoDB] The innodb_system data file 'ibdata1' must be writable

This issue is documented for mariadb in the following link, but the solutions there do not work for me with MySql:


How to repeat:
To reproduce:
1) Try to create the Docker container using the following "docker-compose.yml"

version: '3.2'
    image: mysql/mysql-server:8.0
    restart: always
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: <password>
      - ./read_only_mysql_config.cnf:/etc/mysql/my.cnf:ro
      - c:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\Data:/tmp/MySqlData

2) The Docker log reports the following:

2021-09-13T07:40:56.119674Z 0 [System] [MY-010116] [Server] /usr/sbin/mysqld (mysqld 8.0.26) starting as process 1
2021-09-13T07:40:56.126774Z 0 [Warning] [MY-010159] [Server] Setting lower_case_table_names=2 because file system for /tmp/MySqlData/ is case insensitive
2021-09-13T07:40:56.150167Z 1 [System] [MY-013576] [InnoDB] InnoDB initialization has started.
2021-09-13T07:40:56.152637Z 1 [ERROR] [MY-012271] [InnoDB] The innodb_system data file 'ibdata1' must be writable
2021-09-13T07:40:56.152740Z 1 [ERROR] [MY-012278] [InnoDB] The innodb_system data file 'ibdata1' must be writable
2021-09-13T07:40:56.152798Z 1 [ERROR] [MY-010334] [Server] Failed to initialize DD Storage Engine
2021-09-13T07:40:56.153059Z 0 [ERROR] [MY-010020] [Server] Data Dictionary initialization failed.
2021-09-13T07:40:56.153189Z 0 [ERROR] [MY-010119] [Server] Aborting
2021-09-13T07:40:56.154146Z 0 [System] [MY-010910] [Server] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Shutdown complete (mysqld 8.0.26)  MySQL Community Server - GPL.