Deploy Oracle Database container on Docker

By | December 31, 2020


  • Follow the instruction to install Docker CE here if not yet.
  • Use official image from Oracle Container Registry
  • Run as Oracle Database Enterprise edition
  • Run as a standalone server


  • You need to have the login account to Oracle Container Registry
  • After sign up and sign in, browse container to “Database”
  • You must agree to and accept the Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions prior to downloading from the Oracle Container Registry. i.e you select “enterprise” Repository -> click “Continue” on the right side -> Read the Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions, then click on “Accept”
  • Docker login to Oracle Container Registry
docker login
--> your account email
--> your password
  • Docker pull Oracle Database image “enterprise” with tag “” or “latest”
docker pull

Create docker-compose file

  • Create a directory to keep docker compose file
mkdir /srv/oracledb
  • Create docker-compose.yml file to run and manage Oracle Database
cd /srv/oracledb/
cat > docker-compose.yml <<'EOF'
version: '3.1'
    restart: unless-stopped
      - 1521:1521
      - 5500:5500
      ORACLE_PWD: password#1
      ORACLE_EDITION: enterprise
      - ./oradata:/opt/oracle/oradata

Startup Oracle Database with docker-compose

  • Due to Oracle running as non-root user, we need to create a system user and group with ID “54321” as the following:
groupadd --system --gid 54321 oracle
adduser --system --shell /bin/nologin --gid 54321 --uid 54321 oracle
  • Create Oracle DB directory named as in volume mapping “./oradata” and owner
cd /srv/oracledb/
mkdir ./oradata
chown oracle:oracle ./oradata
  • To bring Oracle Database container service up, run:
docker-compose up -d
  • To shutdown the container service, run:
docker-compose down
  • To check Oracle Database running ports:
docker-compose ps
docker ps
  • Finally to allow connection to Oracle DB, we also need to open database port “1521” for Oracle DB and “5500” for Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express in local firewall
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=1521/tcp
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=5500/tcp
firewall-cmd --reload
  • To view or debug output logs, run:
docker-compose logs -ft

Reference Oracle Database.

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