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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 admin interface has a “Setup” menu that does this for you). 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
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

Note that you can also use the NODENAME environment variable to set the name of the CouchDB node inside the container. 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 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 github.com/etrepum/couchperuser.

[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/local.d/

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.