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Single-node cluster with Docker

First provision TigerBeetle's data directory.

docker run -v $(pwd)/data:/data \
format --cluster=0 --replica=0 --replica-count=1 /data/0_0.tigerbeetle
info(io): creating "0_0.tigerbeetle"...
info(io): allocating 660.140625MiB...

Then run the server.

docker run -p 3000:3000 -v $(pwd)/data:/data \
start --addresses= /data/0_0.tigerbeetle
info(io): opening "0_0.tigerbeetle"...
info(main): 0: cluster=0: listening on

Connect with the CLI

Now you can connect to the running server with any client. For a quick start, try creating accounts and transfers using the TigerBeetle CLI client.

error: SystemResources on macOS

If you get error: SystemResources when running TigerBeetle in Docker on macOS, you will need to do one of the following:

  1. Run docker run with --cap-add IPC_LOCK
  2. Run docker run with --ulimit memlock=-1:-1
  3. Or modify the defaults in $HOME/.docker/daemon.json and restart the Docker for Mac application:
... other settings ...
"default-ulimits": {
"memlock": {
"Hard": -1,
"Name": "memlock",
"Soft": -1
... other settings ...

See for discussion.

Debugging panics

If TigerBeetle panics and you can reproduce the panic, you can get a better stack trace by switching to a debug image (by using the :debug Docker image tag).

docker run -p 3000:3000 -v $(pwd)/data:/data \
start --addresses= /data/0_0.tigerbeetle