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RavenDB Docker Support

We provide images in two flavors: ubuntu-based (to be run on Linux containers) and nanoserver-based (to be run using Windows containers). The following tags are available:

  • ubuntu-latest - contains the latest version of RavenDB 4.0 running on Ubuntu 16.04 container

  • windows-nanoserver-latest - contains the latest version of RavenDB 4.0 running running on Windows nanoserver

  • every 4.0 release is going to have its own image set for both Ubuntu and Windows containers

  • latest points to ubuntu-latest


You can run RavenDB manually invoking docker run, yet if you don't feel that docker-savvy and would like to make full use of RavenDB docker images we recommend using our scripts.


Run Ubuntu-based image: run-ubuntu1604.ps1

Run Windows-based image: run-nanoserver.ps1

Above mentioned Powershell scripts are simplifying usage of our images allowing you to pass various switches and options to configure RavenDB inside the container:

  • -ConfigPath [absolute file path] - required - absolute path to settings file used by RavenDB inside the container

  • -DataDir [absolute dir path] - host directory mounted to the volume used for persistence of RavenDB data (if not provided a regular docker volume is going to be used)

  • -DataVolumeName [volume name] - default ravendb - the name of the volume used for persistence of RavenDB data

  • -BindPort [port] - default 8080 - the port number on which RavenDB Server is exposed on the container

  • -BindTcpPort [port] - default 38888 - the port number on which RavenDB Server listens for TCP connections exposed on the container

  • -AuthenticationDisabled - HERE BE DRAGONS - disable authentication for RavenDB server

  • -RemoveOnExit - removes container when the main process exits

  • -PublicServerUrl - set the url under which server is available to the outside world (e.g.

  • -PublicTcpServerUrl - set the url under which server is available to the outside world (e.g. tcp://

  • -LogsMode - set logging level (Operations, Information)

NOTE: Due to Windows containers limitations entire directory holding the settings file (passed via -ConfigPath) is going to be visible within the container.

Basic usage (saving data to C:\docker\raven\databases and using settings file mounted from host at C:\docker\raven\settings.json):

PS C:\work\ravendb-4\docker> .\run-ubuntu1604.ps1 -ConfigPath c:\work\docker\settings.json -DataDir C:\work\docker\databases
Mounting C:\work\docker\databases as RavenDB data dir.
Reading configuration from c:\work\docker\settings.json
Starting container: docker run -d -v C:\work\docker\databases:/databases -v c:\work\docker\settings.json:/opt/raven-settings.json -p 8080:8080 -p 38888:38888 ravendb/ravendb:ubuntu-latest

RavenDB docker container running.
Container ID is f01bdfbe111ffa3fd5b9217459bad776fe1e99877108315dc2a42de0cb644768

To stop it use:     docker stop f01bdfbe111ffa3fd5b9217459bad776fe1e99877108315dc2a42de0cb644768
To run shell use:   docker exec -it f01bdfbe111ffa3fd5b9217459bad776fe1e99877108315dc2a42de0cb644768 /bin/bash

Access RavenDB Studio on
Listening for TCP connections on:

Container IP address in Docker network:
Docker bridge iface address:

PS C:\work\ravendb-4\docker>

Once run RavenDB server should be exposed on port 8080 (default).

On Docker volumes usage

Each of images above makes use of 2 volumes:

  • settings volume - holding RavenDB configuration,

    Ubuntu container: /opt/raven-settings.json
    Windows container: C:\raven-config directory

  • databases volume - used for persistence of RavenDB data,

    Ubuntu container: /databases
    Windows container: c:\databases


These images were built using the following Dockerfiles:

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