Cobbler 2.4.0 introduced support for MySQL as alternate storage backend. Currently, support for this backend is ALPHA-quality, and it should not be used for critical production systems.
Add or modify the following section in the /etc/cobbler/modules.conf configuration file:
NOTE Be sure to leave the settings serializer set to serializer_catalog.
The schema for the cobbler database is very simple, and essentially uses MySQL as a key/value store with a TEXT field storing the JSON for each object. The schema is as follows:
MySQL Configuration File
This serializer does not yet have a configuration file, and unfortunately still hard-codes certain database values in the cobbler/modules/serializer_mysql.py file. If you modify the privileges or database name in the schema above, you must edit the .py module as well (be sure to remove the .pyo/.pyc files for that modules) and restart cobblerd.