July 29, 2019

Docker postgres db to local volume/drive for persistent storage permanently

Hi all,

Today, I would be explaining the way to maintain the DB with data persistent when connecting to docker.

System Status

Postgresql DB container is in Docker
Windows 10 PC
Linux containers


Whenever I restart docker/PC the database wiped off due to container is stopped.


Create a docker volume

Syntax: docker volume create <>
Example: docker volume create pgdata

Start the container with volume option

Syntax: docker run --rm --name <> -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=<> -d -p 5432:5432 -v <>:/var/lib/postgresql/data <>
Example: docker run --rm --name pgcontainer -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=MyPassword -d -p 5432:5432 -v pgdata:/var/lib/postgresql/data postgres

Now, you can run all your database commands

Upon restart also, your data should be safe.

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