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Server Setup

Postgres Setup

While PromptPanel uses SQLite by default for its database needs, you have the option to leverage the power and scalability of Postgres for production environments or situations with higher data storage and performance requirements.

Environment Variables

To switch from SQLite to Postgres, you'll need to configure the following environment variables during container startup:

  • PROMPT_PG_HOST: Specifies the hostname or IP address of your Postgres server.
  • PROMPT_PG_PORT: Port number on which the Postgres server is listening (typically 5432).
  • PROMPT_PG_DBNAME: The name of the Postgres database that PromptPanel should use.
  • PROMPT_PG_USER: Sets the username for authentication with the Postgres server.
  • PROMPT_PG_PASS: Provides the password for the specified Postgres user.

You'll need to backup and transfer your data from SQLite to Postgres during this process if you're moving databases.

Docker Compose Example

The following is an example docker-compose.yml with the required fields for setting up Postgres with PromptPanel:

version: "3.9"
    image: promptpanel/promptpanel:latest
    container_name: promptpanel
    restart: always
      - ./database:/app/database
      - ./media:/app/media
      - 4000:4000
      # Postgres Setup
      PROMPT_PG_HOST: postgres_db
      PROMPT_PG_PORT: 5432
      PROMPT_PG_DBNAME: postgres
      PROMPT_PG_USER: pg_user
      PROMPT_PG_PASS: pg_password
        condition: service_healthy
    image: postgres:15
    container_name: postgres_db
    restart: unless-stopped
      POSTGRES_DB: postgres
      POSTGRES_USER: pg_user
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: pg_password
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "pg_isready -d $${POSTGRES_DB} -U $${POSTGRES_USER}"]
      interval: 10s
      timeout: 5s
      retries: 25