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I am having a server with Rackspace. I am trying to access the database from the command line of my local machine.

I have tried like below:

mysql -u username -h -ppassword

But it gives the below error:

 ERROR 2003 (HY000):

Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (10061)

What is the reason for this above error and how could I be able to connect to the remote database? 

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In order to straight login to the remote MySQL console, use the following command:

mysql -u {username} -p'{password}' \
    -h {remote server ip or name} -P {port} \
    -D {DB name}

For example

mysql -u root -p'root' \
        -h -P 3306 \
        -D local

There should not be any space after -p as stipulated in the documentation.

Then this would take you to the MySQL console quickly by changing to the specified database.

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