How to: Use seperate local MySQL DB

This was quite frustrating for me. I tried everything; why doesn't it connect to to the database? I finally figured it out: wrong IP. Anyway, here are some tricks that I used to get Server A to connect to Server B, with MySQL.
 

First things first. Change your bind-address. For Debian, edit your my.cnf in /etc/mysql
Change the bind-address to your local LAN IP. Restart MySQL with:

 

/etc/init.d/mysql restart

 

 

Now to tackle MySQL...

 

mysql -u root -p
<password>

Create the user and assign privileges:

Note, 192.168.0.100 should be the clients IP, not the servers.

CREATE USER 'user1'@'192.168.0.100' IDENTIFIED BY 'pass1';


GRANT SELECT,INSERT,UPDATE,DELETE ON *.* TO 'user1'@'192.168.0.100';


GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'user1'@'192.168.0.100';

And finally create the database:

create database databasename;

 I'm no SQL guru, so please correct me if I messed up ;)

Hope that helps!