Command-Line Interfaces for MariaDB Community Server 10.3


MariaDB Community Server includes several command-line interfaces that are used to manage and operate on MariaDB database products.

Reference material is available for MariaDB Community Server 10.3.

MariaDB Community Server 10.3 CLIs

MariaDB Community Server 10.3 includes several command-line interfaces.

Choose a command-line interface to find out more information about how to use each one:


Use Case


A utility to check InnoDB data files

mariadb / mysql

MariaDB Client is used to connect to MariaDB Community Server 10.3 and other MariaDB database products, execute queries, and perform operations

mariadbd / mysqld

The server binary for MariaDB Community Server 10.3

mariadb-admin / mysqladmin

MariaDB Admin is used to perform certain administrative tasks with MariaDB Community Server 10.3

mariadb-backup / mariabackup

MariaDB Backup is used to perform physical backups of MariaDB Community Server 10.3

mariadb-binlog / mysqlbinlog

MariaDB Binlog is used to read binary logs

mariadb-check / mysqlcheck

MariaDB Check is used to check and repair tables

mariadb-dump / mysqldump

MariaDB Dump is used to perform logical backups of MariaDB Community Server 10.3

mariadb-import / mysqlimport

MariaDB Import is used to load tables using data from text files

mariadb-plugin / mysql_plugin

MariaDB Plugin installs plugins

mariadb-show / mysqlshow

MariaDB Show is used to show the structure and other details about database objects

mariadb-slap / mysqlslap

MariaDB Slap is used for load testing

mariadb-upgrade / mysql_upgrade

MariaDB Upgrade is used to upgrade a database directory's format after a server upgrade

mariadb-waitpid / mysql_waitpid

Used to kill processes


This utility is used to print options that are set in configuration files


This utility accepts error codes as input and displays detailed descriptions of the errors


This utility resolves numeric stack dumps


This utility resolves IP addresses and host names