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How can I access Ubuntu Server using MySQL Workbench and FileZilla so that I can work on database and files from local Windows PC?

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Are you sure the mysql server is running on the remote end? Does # /etc/init.d/mysql status return anything? Have you attempted a port scan against the remote machine to ensure that port 3306 is indeed open? – NlightNFotis Sep 2 '12 at 13:58
Just tried: SERVICE MYSQL STATUS and returned: MYSQL START/RUNNING, PROCESS 1416. Not sure what it means.. – Roland Sep 2 '12 at 14:09
It means that it is up and running. You are all good. Please check the answer that kmassada has given to you. – NlightNFotis Sep 2 '12 at 14:21
Just tried a few things, but have to do everything from start to the end. I can connect to database on server PC using MySQL Workbench, but not from Win PC. Wll get back to you later, thanks for your help :) – Roland Sep 2 '12 at 14:51

For filezilla, you need to setup an FTP server. It will allow you to connect to your instance by using port 21. IP:21. But warning, FTP alone can be a security issue, especially if this server is accessible by external IP.

As for MySQL Workbench It looks like it relies on ssh connection. So you'll need to setup an ssh server on that machine as well. I think you might need to run " /etc/init.d/mysql status" like the first contributor mentioned. SSH might not be enough.

I don't know if mysql is already setup on that server but take a look at this as well

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Thanks for the links, I haven't tried Linux before, so it takes me some time to understand what is what, thanks :) – Roland Sep 2 '12 at 14:52

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