Configuring a custom database server

Package-based installation

Simply run sudo openproject reconfigure, and when the database wizard is displayed, select the Use an existing PostgreSQL database option and fill in the required details (cf the initial configuration section)

Docker-based installation

You can simply pass a custom DATABASE_URL environment variable on the docker command-line, which could point to an external database.

Example:

docker run -d ... -e DATABASE_URL=mysql2://user:pass@host:port/dbname openproject/community:10

The docker image will make sure that the database gets the migrations and demo data as well.