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PostgreSQL docker image based on Alpine Linux
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PostgreSQL docker image based on Alpine Linux

This repository builds a docker image that accepts the same env vars as the
official postgres build but
with a much smaller footprint. It achieves that by basing itself off the tiny
official alpine linux image.


$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             VIRTUAL SIZE
alpine-postgres     latest              b98ff96bb65a        About an hour ago   30.82 MB
alpine              latest              70c557e50ed6        5 weeks ago         4.798 MB
percona             latest              70588d0c4cd4        4 weeks ago         308.6 MB
postgres            latest              6d6a71f8528e        4 weeks ago         265.1 MB


$ make build


This image is published on DockerHub as docker pull kiasaki/alpine-postgres.

Click here to see it's DockerHub homepage


This image works in the same way the official postgres docker image work.

It's documented on DockerHub in it's README:

For example, you can start a basic PostgreSQL server, protected by a password,
listening on port 5432 by running the following:

$ docker run --name some-postgres -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -d kiasaki/alpine-postgres

Next, you can start you app's container while linking it to the PostgreSQL
container you just created giving it access to it.

$ docker run --name some-app --link some-postgres:postgres -d application-that-uses-postgres

Your app will now be able to access POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_ADDR and POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_PORT environment variables.


MIT. See LICENSE file.

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