Metabase is a business intelligence and analytics tool for visualizing and analyzing data. It provides a web interface for users to explore data, generate charts and graphs, and create dashboards and reports.
This tutorial explains how to install Metabase inside a Docker container in the Linux. Commands have been tested on Ubuntu.
Make sure you have installed Docker in your system. If you are using Ubuntu, installation instructions can be found in the post.
You also need to have a running PostgreSQL container. Instructions can be found in the post.
Before starting, create
docker exec -it postgresql psql -U postgres -c "CREATE DATABASE metabase"
- Host network
Run the following command to create a container for Metabase that uses host network:
docker run -d --name=metabase --restart=always --network=host \ -e MB_DB_TYPE=postgres \ -e MB_DB_USER=postgres \ -e MB_DB_PASS=pwd123 \ -e MB_DB_DBNAME=metabase \ -e MB_DB_PORT=5432 \ -e MB_DB_HOST=127.0.0.1 \ metabase/metabase
PostgreSQL container should run on host network as well.
- User-defined bridge network
User-defined bridge network can be used for listening on different port. By default, Metabase service is listening on port 3000. It can be changed with
docker network create app-net
docker run -d --name=metabase --restart=always --network=app-net \ -p 8080:3000 \ -e MB_DB_TYPE=postgres \ -e MB_DB_USER=postgres \ -e MB_DB_PASS=pwd123 \ -e MB_DB_DBNAME=metabase \ -e MB_DB_PORT=5432 \ -e MB_DB_HOST=postgresql \ metabase/metabase
PostgreSQL container should run on the same user-defined bridge network as well.
MB_DB_PASScan be used to specify PostgreSQL credentials.
- When user-defined bridge network is used, don't forget to change
MB_DB_HOST. It contains PostgreSQL container name.
Open a web browser and go to
<IP_ADDRESS> is the IP address of the system. For the first time, you will be asked to create the administrator account. After that, you will be redirected to the dashboard.
To completely remove Metabase, remove its container:
docker rm --force metabase
Remove Metabase image:
docker rmi metabase/metabase
If a user-defined bridge network was created, you can delete it as follows:
docker network rm app-net
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