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Creating the database

Before installing lakeFS, you need to have a PostgreSQL database. In this guide we show you how to set it up on AWS RDS, but you can use a different database as long as it’s accessible by your lakeFS installation.


  1. Follow the official AWS documentation on how to create a PostgreSQL instance and connect to it.
    You may use the default PostgreSQL engine, or Aurora PostgreSQL. Make sure you’re using PostgreSQL version >= 11.
  2. Once your RDS is set up and the server is in Available state, take note of the endpoint and port.

    RDS Connection String

  3. Make sure your security group rules allow you to connect to the database instance.