If you just want to try out Baserow on your local computer, it is best to use
docker-compose. The provided
docker-compose.yml file will run a local version of
Baserow only accessible on the machine it is running on.
Please note, the Docker and compose files provided by Baserow are currently only intended for local use. Exposing these containers publicly on the internet is not currently supported and is done at your own risk.
If you are familiar with git and docker-compose run these commands to launch baserow locally, otherwise please start from the Installing Requirements section below.
$ git clone --branch master https://gitlab.com/bramw/baserow.git $ cd baserow $ docker-compose up
If you haven’t already installed docker and docker-compose on your computer you can do so by following the instructions on https://docs.docker.com/desktop/ and https://docs.docker.com/compose/install/.
Docker version 19.03 is the minimum required to build Baserow. It is strongly advised however that you install the latest version of Docker available: 20.10. Please check that your docker is up to date by running
You will also need git installed which you can do by following the instructions on https://www.linode.com/docs/development/version-control/how-to-install-git-on-linux-mac-and-windows/ .
After installing all the required software you should be able to run the following commands in your terminal.
$ docker -v Docker version 20.10.6, build 370c289 $ docker-compose -v docker-compose version 1.26.2, build eefe0d31 $ git --version git version 2.24.3 (Apple Git-128)
If all commands return something similar as described in the example, then you are ready to proceed!
Note that this has only been tested on MacOS Catalina and Ubuntu 20.04. If you run into any issues with other operating systems, feel free to contact us via the form on https://baserow.io/contact.
For example purposes I have created a directory in my home folder named
can of course follow the steps in any directory, but in this tutorial I will assume the
working directory is
First we have to clone the repository. Execute the following commands to clone the master branch. If you are not familiar with git clone, this will download a copy Baserow’s code to your computer.
$ cd ~/baserow $ git clone --branch master https://gitlab.com/bramw/baserow.git Cloning into 'baserow'... ... $ cd baserow
Now that we have our copy of the repo and have changed directories to the newly
baserow, we can bring up the containers. You just have to execute the
docker-compose up command. It might take a while for the command to finish, this is
because the image has to be built from scratch.
$ docker-compose up Building backend ... Starting db ... done Starting mjml ... done Starting backend ... done Starting celery ... done Starting web-frontend ... done
Once everything has finished, you can visit http://localhost:3000 in your browser and you should be redirected to the login screen. From here you can create a new account and start using the software.
Baserow will not be accessible by default from machines other than the one it is running on. Please see the docker how to on how to configure Baserow so you can access it over a network or the internet.