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docker-compose.yml for PostgreSQL

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This post provides a basic docker-compose.yml to create a PostgreSQL container with initial user account with password.

Tested with:

  1. Docker for Windows
  2. PostgreSQL 12
  3. Windows 10

A YAML File

A docker-compose.yml is just text file. The YAML below can be used to create and run a Docker container that has a PostgreSQL in it with valid user account.

How to use

1. Copy docker-compose.yml to some folder

2. Open a Windows Command Line Prompt in that path

3. Run some commands

3.1 Pull the image from Docker Hub to the local machine.

Output

3.2 Start the PostgreSQL container

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Karl San Gabriel

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