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Fork of klaemo/couchdb with additional config options
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Yet Another Dockerized CouchDB.
Put the couch in a docker container and ship it anywhere.

If you're looking for a CouchDB with SSL support you can check out klaemo/couchdb-ssl

  • Version (stable): CouchDB 1.6.1, Erlang 17.3
  • Version (stable): CouchDB 2.0.0, Erlang 17.3

Available tags

  • 1, 1.6, 1.6.1: CouchDB 1.6.1
  • 1-couchperuser, 1.6-couchperuser, 1.6.1-couchperuser: CouchDB 1.6.1 with couchperuser plugin
  • 2.0-dev: CouchDB 2.0 RC.1 (release vote) with preconfigured dev cluster
  • latest, 2.0.0: CouchDB 2.0 single node
  • 2.0-dev-docs: CouchDB 2.0 master (development version) with preconfigured dev cluster and documentation


  • built on top of the solid and small debian:jessie base image
  • exposes CouchDB on port 5984 of the container
  • runs everything as user couchdb (security ftw!)
  • docker volume for data

Run (2.0.0/latest)

Available on the docker registry as klaemo/couchdb:latest.
This is a developer preview of the upcoming CouchDB 2.0 release. A data volume
is exposed on /opt/couchdb/data, and the node's port is exposed on 5984.

Please note that CouchDB no longer autocreates system tables for you, so you will
have to create _global_changes, _metadata, _replicator and _users manually.
The node will also start in admin party mode!

# expose it to the world on port 5984 and use your current directory as the CouchDB Database directory
[sudo] docker run -p 5984:5984 -v $(pwd):/opt/couchdb/data klaemo/couchdb:2.0-single
18:54:48.780 [info] Application lager started on node nonode@nohost
18:54:48.780 [info] Application couch_log_lager started on node nonode@nohost
18:54:48.780 [info] Application couch_mrview started on node nonode@nohost
18:54:48.780 [info] Application couch_plugins started on node nonode@nohost

Once running, you can visit the new admin interface at http://dockerhost:5984/_utils/

Run (1.6.1)

Available as an official image on Docker Hub as couchdb

[sudo] docker pull klaemo/couchdb:latest

# expose it to the world on port 5984
[sudo] docker run -d -p 5984:5984 --name couchdb couchdb

curl http://localhost:5984

...or with mounted volume for the data

# expose it to the world on port 5984 and use your current directory as the CouchDB Database directory
[sudo] docker run -d -p 5984:5984 -v $(pwd):/usr/local/var/lib/couchdb --name couchdb couchdb

If you want to provide your own config, you can either mount a directory at /usr/local/etc/couchdb
or extend the image and COPY your config.ini (see Build you own).

If you need (or want) to run couchdb in net=host mode, you can customize the port and bind address using environment variables:

  • COUCHDB_HTTP_PORT (default: 5984)

with couchperuser plugin

This build includes the couchperuser plugin.
couchperuser is a CouchDB plugin daemon that creates per-user databases

[sudo] docker run -d -p 5984:5984 --name couchdb couchdb:1.6.1-couchperuser

In a developer cluster

Available on the docker registry as klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev.
This build demonstrates the CouchDB clustering features by creating a local
cluster of a default three nodes inside the container, with a proxy in front.
This is great for testing clustering in your local environment.

# expose the cluster to the world
[sudo] docker run -it -p 5984:5984 klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev

[ * ] Setup environment ... ok
[ * ] Ensure CouchDB is built ... ok
[ * ] Prepare configuration files ... ok
[ * ] Start node node1 ... ok
[ * ] Start node node2 ... ok
[ * ] Start node node3 ... ok
[ * ] Check node at ... failed: [Errno socket error] [Errno 111] Connection refused
[ * ] Check node at ... ok
[ * ] Check node at ... ok
[ * ] Check node at ... ok
[ * ] Running cluster setup ... ok
[ * ] Developers cluster is set up at
Admin username: root
Password: 37l7YDQJ
Time to hack! ...

Note: By default the cluster will be exposed on port 5984, because it uses haproxy
(passes --with-haproxy to dev/run) internally.

...but you can pass arguments to the binary

docker run -it klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev --admin=foo:bar

Note: This will overwrite the default --with-haproxy flag. The cluster won't be exposed on
port 5984 anymore. The individual nodes listen on 15984, 25984, ...x5984. If you wish to expose
the cluster on 5984, pass --with-haproxy explicitly.


# display the available options of the couchdb startup script
docker run --rm klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev --help

# Enable admin party 🎉 and expose the cluster on port 5984
docker run -it -p 5984:5984 klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev --with-admin-party-please --with-haproxy

# Start two nodes (without proxy) exposed on port 15984 and 25984
docker run -it -p 15984:15984 -p 25984:25984 klaemo/couchdb:2.0-dev -n 2

Build your own

You can use klaemo/couchdb as the base image for your own couchdb instance.
You might want to provide your own version of the following files:

  • local.ini for your custom CouchDB config

Example Dockerfile:

FROM klaemo/couchdb:latest

COPY local.ini /usr/local/etc/couchdb/

and then build and run

[sudo] docker build -t you/awesome-couchdb .
[sudo] docker run -d -p 5984:5984 -v ~/couchdb:/usr/local/var/lib/couchdb you/awesome-couchdb

For the 2.0-single image, configuration is stored at /opt/couchdb/etc/.

Feedback, Issues, Contributing

Please use Github issues for any questions, bugs, feature requests. :)
I don't get notified about comments on Docker Hub, so I might respond really late...or not at all.


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