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Deploying the pgvector docker image fails

Whenever I attempt to deploy the pgvector/pgvector:pg16 docker image, it fails to start. This does not happen when I deploy this in other environments- including locally using docker-compose.

Some info on pgvector docker image: https://github.com/pgvector/pgvector?tab=readme-ov-file#docker

Other things to note:

  • Deploy logs for the image contain only a single entry:
    • [2024-03-16 08:14:25] ls: cannot access '/docker-entrypoint-initdb.d/': Invalid argument
  • Setting up a script (creating an image from the pgvector/pgvector:pg16 image with my own Dockerfile) to run a loop using pg_isready just spins forever, always returning false.

Any help would be appreciated… here is the relevant part of my app spec:

services:
- internal_ports:
  - 5432
  image:
    registry: pgvector
    registry_type: DOCKER_HUB
    repository: pgvector
    tag: pg16
  instance_count: 1
  instance_size_slug: professional-s
  name: pgvector

Hopefully someone else knows what’s going on here, and can help me out!


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Bobby Iliev
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March 17, 2024

Hey!

I just tried deploying that Docker image and it seems to be working as expected as long as I set the POSTGRES_PASSWORD env variable:

[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "postgres".
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] This user must also own the server process.
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] The database cluster will be initialized with locale "en_US.utf8".
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] The default database encoding has accordingly been set to "UTF8".
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] The default text search configuration will be set to "english".
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] Data page checksums are disabled.
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] fixing permissions on existing directory /var/lib/postgresql/data ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] creating subdirectories ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] selecting dynamic shared memory implementation ... posix
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] selecting default max_connections ... 100
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] selecting default shared_buffers ... 128MB
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] selecting default time zone ... Etc/UTC
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:36:59] creating configuration files ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:00] running bootstrap script ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] performing post-bootstrap initialization ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] syncing data to disk ... ok
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] initdb: warning: enabling "trust" authentication for local connections
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] initdb: hint: You can change this by editing pg_hba.conf or using the option -A, or --auth-local and --auth-host, the next time you run initdb.
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] Success. You can now start the database server using:
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02]     pg_ctl -D /var/lib/postgresql/data -l logfile start
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:02] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] waiting for server to start....2024-03-17 16:37:03.062 UTC [42] LOG:  starting PostgreSQL 16.2 (Debian 16.2-1.pgdg120+2) on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc (Debian 12.2.0-14) 12.2.0, 64-bit
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.065 UTC [42] LOG:  listening on Unix socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.126 UTC [45] LOG:  database system was shut down at 2024-03-17 16:37:02 UTC
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.170 UTC [42] LOG:  database system is ready to accept connections
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03]  done
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] server started
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] /usr/local/bin/docker-entrypoint.sh: ignoring /docker-entrypoint-initdb.d/*
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] waiting for server to shut down...2024-03-17 16:37:03.471 UTC [42] LOG:  received fast shutdown request
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] .2024-03-17 16:37:03.473 UTC [42] LOG:  aborting any active transactions
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.644 UTC [42] LOG:  background worker "logical replication launcher" (PID 48) exited with exit code 1
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.649 UTC [43] LOG:  shutting down
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.651 UTC [43] LOG:  checkpoint starting: shutdown immediate
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.661 UTC [43] LOG:  checkpoint complete: wrote 3 buffers (0.0%); 0 WAL file(s) added, 0 removed, 0 recycled; write=0.003 s, sync=0.001 s, total=0.012 s; sync files=2, longest=0.001 s, average=0.001 s; distance=0 kB, estimate=0 kB; lsn=0/14EAA70, redo lsn=0/14EAA70
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.733 UTC [42] LOG:  database system is shut down
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03]  done
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] server stopped
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] PostgreSQL init process complete; ready for start up.
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.944 UTC [1] LOG:  starting PostgreSQL 16.2 (Debian 16.2-1.pgdg120+2) on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc (Debian 12.2.0-14) 12.2.0, 64-bit
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.947 UTC [1] LOG:  listening on IPv4 address "0.0.0.0", port 5432
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.947 UTC [1] LOG:  listening on IPv6 address "::", port 5432
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.949 UTC [1] LOG:  listening on Unix socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:03] 2024-03-17 16:37:03.975 UTC [56] LOG:  database system was shut down at 2024-03-17 16:37:03 UTC
[pgvector-pgvector] [2024-03-17 16:37:04] 2024-03-17 16:37:04.060 UTC [1] LOG:  database system is ready to accept connections

Can you confirm if you’ve setup all of the required env variables by the pgvector Docker image?

Best,

Bobby

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