MySQL Database Server

If you need a MySQL database for your research or project, the BSOE hosts a shared MySQL database server that is backed up nightly.  As a rule of thumb, we allow databases on this shared server up to 20GB, a maximum of 5,000 queries per hour, and a maximum of 10 concurrent database connections.

These MySQL databases may be used for senior projects, instructional projects, graduate projects or general research efforts.

If you would like to request a MySQL database for your research or project, please submit a request using this web form. Upon approval of the sponsoring faculty or staff member, MySQL connection information will be e-mailed to you.

Our MySQL server is backed up nightly and databases can be restored from those backups.  Generally, 5 days worth of MySQL backup data are retained.  Additionally, we maintain a second MySQL server that is located off-campus and replicated in real time to protect against hardware failure.

If you need additional backup capacity, you can run your own MySQL dumps from a cron job on an interactive server and dump the results to a projects disk.

Database Information
Enter the name of the permanent faculty or staff member who will sponsor this database. If you are a permanent faculty or staff member, you can enter your own name here.
Enter the e-mail address of the permanent faculty or staff member who will sponsor this database. If you are a permanent faculty or staff member, you can enter your own e-mail address here.
Enter the name you would like to use for your database. You may enter only lower case letters, digits and underbars. Your database name will be prefixed with your sponsor's login name. For example, if your sponsor's login name is "bob", and your requested database name is "my_project", your actual database name will be "bob_my_project".
Enter a brief description of what your database will be used for.
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