Connecting to MariaDB with a network configuration Docker

Since the “link” directive has been deprecated, I was wondering how to connect to a mariadb instance on a non-default network when both the database and the monitor are running is separate networks. Here is what I got:

First I made sure I could get the link method to work as described on the docker Mariadb site.

Create the network

docker network create --driver bridge maria-bridge

create the database on that network

docker run --network=maria-bridge --name some-mariadb -e \
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=my-secret-pw -d mariadb:latest

create the monitor also on that network. Note that none of the env vars set by link have been set. Fior now, just hard code them

docker run -it --network maria-bridge \
   -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD="my-secret-pw" \
   --rm mariadb sh \
   -c 'exec mysql -hsome-mariadb -P3306 -uroot -p"$MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD"'

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