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Bamboo & Postgres in Docker-Compose



I've been trying to get the official Bamboo Container to run with a Postgesql Container.


It starts up fine, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it to accept the connection during the setup stage.

Here is my complete docker-compose.yml file. There are some other services in there as well but I've left them in for completness' sake. I've had to put the file in a Github Gist since the code formatting in here broke the style:


I've tried entering every combination of mapping it to the address reported by the docker container inspect command, using the service and docker container name.


Either it claims that the user and/or password is wrong, or it claism that the jdbc driver is missing.


I've checked the image and found all the drivers in the /opt/atlassian... directory. Are they somehow not loaded? Or am I missing something obvious but crucial?


Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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Hi @Daniel Einars

I'm not sure what exactly were the connection strings you used before, but the ones below work for me:


Docker networking can be tricky some times. Containers don't know each other by name and depending on the configuration they might be in different networks.

I personally was struggling for a long time trying to use localhost without realizing that I was running Bamboo inside a container and localhost had a different meaning there.

Regarding user and password, I used the ones shared there: user and password, no changes.



You're right. I managed to get it working. If anyone is interested here are my (current) docker-compose and nginx configurations.





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I'm glad you could make it work =]
Now you can really use the product. I hope you enjoy!

Hehe, sort of.


I'm trying to get the git cloning to work via ssh but I'm having some difficulty with the nginx configuration.. or the vps? I'm not sure which one is giving me trouble.


I have an ssh key to log into the vps and one configured in bitbucket to clone. However, when I try to clone it asks me for my password. I think that's because the request goes something like this

me with bitbucket-key -> vps (eth0, sees it's not in the keys and asks for password for the git user).

If I open the port for bitbucket I can access it because I'm not going through the standard ssh port (22..23?). I need to find a way to forward the ssh request from eth0 -> docker0 -> nginx -> bitbucket server depending on the url (I'm running bitbucket on a subdomain).

I'm close, I can tell, but god damn it's frustrating to know the solution is 5 lines of code away and not grasp it ^^

Hi @Daniel Einars

Do you mind opening a new question for this one?
The main topic of this thread is talking about Bamboo and Postgres on docker compose. I just want to keep us organized and also save the time of other users coming here looking for tips related to the main thread.

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Ah, yeah. Sorry. I already did actually (here ) but I already figured out that it couldn't be done the way I had hoped. I'm going to explain why and how I'm going to resolve it in that question.

Thank you @Daniel Einars for either posting a new message and also following up with your findings.
That will certainly help other customers.

See you in the next thread!

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