Installing the MariaDB chart with Helm on Kubernetes, I ran into issues with permissions on the folder that I created for the PersistentVolume:
INFO ==> ** Starting MariaDB setup **
INFO ==> Validating settings in MYSQL_/MARIADB_ env vars..
INFO ==> Initializing mariadb database…
mkdir: cannot create directory '/bitnami/mariadb/data': Permission denied
INFO ==> Stopping mariadb…
Per similar question here, if you’re manually creating or reusing a PersistentVolume for MariaDB, you need to “chown -R 1001:1001 /pv-dir” on the PV directory, as the MariaDB container runs with userid 1001 and group 1001.