Docker compose not creating db

December 2, 2019 95 views


I am following this tutorial:

I have set these vars in the docker-compose.yml

 MYSQL_USER: laraveluser
 MYSQL_PASSWORD: laraveldbpassword

But this is my public IP:

It is saying the database doesn’t exist, I have tried docker stop and rm on all containers then build, and docker-compose up -d but no joy?

edited by MattIPv4
1 Answer


I could suggest a couple of things:

  • Check the logs of the database container, there you should be able to see any errors that could be preventing the container from starting or any other problems that occur during run.

First get the container ID:

docker ps -a

Then run the following to see the logs:

docker logs CONTAINER_ID
  • My guess would be that the password that you are using is too weak, I would suggest trying to use a stronger password and see how that goes.

Hope that this helps!

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