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PostgreSQL Dockerfile on CentOS 7
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PostgreSQL Dockerfile on CentOS 7

This repository contains a Dockerfile to build a Docker Image for PostgreSQL on CentOS 7

Base Docker Image



  1. Install Docker.

  2. You can download automated build from public Docker Hub Registry:

docker pull zokeber/postgresql:latest

Another way: build from Github

To create the image zokeber/postgresql, clone this repository and execute the following command on the docker-postgresql folder:

docker build -t zokeber/postgresql:latest .

Another alternatively, you can build an image directly from Github:

docker build -t="zokeber/postgresql:latest"

Create and running a container

Create container:

(Not recommended for production use)

docker create -it -p 5432:5432 --name postgresql94 zokeber/postgresql

Start container:

docker start postgresql94

Another way to start a postgresql container:

docker run -d -p 5432:5432 --name postgresql94 zokeber/postgresql94

Connection methods:

PostgreSQL client:

docker exec -it postgresql94 psql


docker exec -it postgresql94 bash

Creating a database and username

You can create a postgresql database and superuser at launch. Use DB_NAME, DB_USER and DB_PASS variables.

docker create -it -p 5432:5432 --name postgresql --env 'DB_USER=YOUR_USERNAME' --env 'DB_PASS=YOUR_PASSWORD' --env 'DB_NAME=YOUR_DATABASE' zokeber/postgresql

If you don't set DB_PASS variable, an automatic password is generated for the PostgreSQL database user. Check to stdout/stderr log of container created:

docker run -d -p 5432:5432 --name postgresql94 --env 'DB_USER=YOUR_USERNAME' --env 'DB_NAME=YOUR_DATABASE' zokeber/postgresql
docker logs postgresql94

The output:

No password specified for "YOUR_USERNAME". Generating one
Password for "YOUR_USERNAME" created as: "aich3aaH0yiu"

To connect to newly created postgresql container:

docker exec -it postgresql94 psql -U YOUR_USERNAME

Another way to connect to postgresql container with your newly created user:

psql -U YOUR_USERNAME -h $(docker inspect --format {{.NetworkSettings.IPAddress}} postgresql94)


Stop the currently running image:

docker stop postgresql94

Update the docker image:

docker pull zokeber/postgresql:latest

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