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Before setting up SlashDB, make sure Docker is installed on the target system.


1. First download the SlashDB docker image provided by our team from Docker Hub.

Input the following:

docker pull slashdb/slashdb

2. Check if the image is present in your local repo by (image id may differ):

docker images
REPOSITORY      TAG         IMAGE ID        CREATED             SIZE
slashdb/slashdb latest      edfc56915a4c    About an hour ago   1.237 GB

3. Prepare configuration files:

Download and unzip the default SlashDB configuration files and create folder for SlashDB logs.

wget -c
unzip ./
mkdir slashdb-log

In your current folder you should have the zip file, folder slashdb and slashdb-log.

$ ls -l
total 16
-rw-rw-r-- 1 mike mike 8136 lis  1 21:39
drwxrwxr-x 2 mike mike 4096 pa┼║ 29 16:22 slashdb
drwxrwxr-x 2 mike mike 4096 lis  2 19:49 slashdb-log

4. Next, execute the following command to start container with SlashDB.

docker run -d -p 8080:80 \
  -v $(pwd)/slashdb:/etc/slashdb \
  -v $(pwd)slashdb-log:/var/log/slashdb \
  • -d for running container in the background
  • -p 8000:80 for mapping local port 8000 to port 80 exposed inside docker
  • -v $(pwd)/slashdb:/etc/slashdb for attaching just downloaded and unpacked folder with SlashDB default configs to /etc/slashdb inside the container. This folder will keep all SlashDB configuration files and they will stay when the container is removed.
  • -v $(pwd)/slashdb-log:/var/log/slashdb for attaching folder slashdb-log to /var/log/slashdb. This folder will keep SlashDB log files and won't be removed when the container is removed.
  • slashdb/slashdb is the name of the image from which the container is derived

5. Check to see if SlashDB is running by:

docker ps
CONTAINER ID    IMAGE           COMMAND                  CREATED              STATUS              PORTS                  NAMES
df3436fb8075    slashdb/slashdb "/bin/sh -c superviso"   About a minute ago   Up About a minute>80/tcp  bright_jennings

6. SlashDB should be accessible at http://localhost:8000.

9. To finish setup see: