Install Milvus Standalone with Docker Compose

This topic describes how to install Milvus standalone using Docker Compose.


Check the requirements for hardware and software prior to your installation.

Download the YAML file

Download milvus-standalone-docker-compose.yml and save it as docker-compose.yml manually, or with the following command.

$ wget -O docker-compose.yml

Start Milvus

In the same directory as the docker-compose.yml file, start up Milvus by running:

$ sudo docker-compose up -d
If your system has Docker Compose V2 installed instead of V1, use docker compose instead of docker-compose . Check if this is the case with $ docker compose version . Read here for more information.
Creating milvus-etcd  ... done
Creating milvus-minio ... done
Creating milvus-standalone ... done

Now check if the containers are up and running.

$ sudo docker-compose ps

After Milvus standalone starts, there will be three docker containers running, including the Milvus standalone service and its two dependencies.

      Name                     Command                  State                            Ports
milvus-etcd         etcd -advertise-client-url ...   Up             2379/tcp, 2380/tcp
milvus-minio        /usr/bin/docker-entrypoint ...   Up (healthy)   9000/tcp
milvus-standalone   /tini -- milvus run standalone   Up   >19530/tcp,>9091/tcp

Stop Milvus

To stop Milvus standalone, run:

sudo docker-compose down

To delete data after stopping Milvus, run:

sudo rm -rf  volumes

What's next

Having installed Milvus, you can:

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