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I usually use Nitro and docker to run Craft.

Nitro created a Docker container with MySQL 5.7. How can I change that version to MySQL 8?

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  • Do you want to add MySQL 8, so you're running both 5.7 and 8.0? Or do you want to replace MySQL 5.7 with MySQL 8.0?
    – Brad Bell
    Jun 25 at 3:19
  • Hi, I want to replace MySQL 5.7 with MySQL 8 in Nitro!
    – EdisonJS
    Jun 25 at 17:02
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Should be:

  1. From the terminal run nitro stop.
  2. From Docker Desktop, click on Containers/Apps.
  3. Find the MySQL 5.7 container and click the trash icon to remove it.
  4. From the terminal, run nitro edit.
  5. Under databases, you should see something like:
engine: mysql
version: "5.7"
port: "3306"
  1. Change "5.7" to "8.0".
  2. Save the changes.
  3. From the terminal, run nitro apply.
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  • Yeah, actually that worked for me, thank you!!! First I backed up my DB, and I did that you wrote and it works perfectly. I owe you one!!
    – EdisonJS
    Jun 28 at 15:45

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