When developing or debugging code, its best practice to do everything locally, including using a local database installation. But sometimes you need access to libe data, in such cases as;
- Developing requiring live data
- Debugging an issue
The simplest way do achieve this is using an SSH Tunnel, but when you do so be aware that you can affect live data. So only use not descructive queries, such as SELECTS.
- Disable Local Database
sudo service mysql stop
- Create Tunnel
ssh [email protected] -L3306:localhost:3306
Now interacting with the local version of your database will actually be interacting with the live database.