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👩🏻‍💻 Spin up the environment 👨🏻‍💻

The quickstart uses Docker to bring up the lakeFS container, pre-populate it with some data, and also provides DuckDB from where we can interact with the data. You’ll need Docker installed to run this.

Launch the lakeFS container:

docker run --name lakefs \
           --rm --publish 8000:8000 \
           treeverse/lakefs:latest-duckdb \
             run --local-settings

After a few moments you should see the lakeFS container ready to use:

│ If you're running lakeFS locally for the first time,
│     complete the setup process at

You’re now ready to dive into lakeFS!

  1. Open lakeFS’s web interface at, enter your email address, and then click Setup.

  2. Make a note of the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key and click on Go To Login.

  3. Login with the credentials that you’ve just created.

  4. You’ll notice that there aren’t any repositories created yet. Click the Create Sample Repository button.

    Empty lakeFS Repository list

You will see the sample repository created and the quickstart guide within it. You can follow along there, or here - it’s the same :)

The quickstart sample repo in lakeFS