Is MySQL database supported

Is MySQL database supported or only SQLite and MongoDB?

I looked in the documentation but didn’t find an answer. If yes then please also mention how to configure it.

No MySQL support, sorry

Thanks for the reply. I’ll file a feature request as I think MySQL support is very important for adoption. MySQL allows connecting to the database directly and executing complex queries that are not supported via the api. I believe it shouldn’t be too hard since it’s not too different from SQLite.

Cockpit needs as JSON based db (Document storage). So the recommended db is mongodb here. Sqlite is used as an alternative because you can register custom sql functions to simulate a document storage. this is not possible with mysql.

Thanks. I understand better now. So the structure is not relational to start with which would not make it very useful for making direct sql queries.

Actually with mysql 5.7 there is a JSON data type which I use all the time for document storage - it shouldn’t be such a big deal to convert.

This was already done. Have a look at: