Administration FAQ

How do I expose my Sourcegraph instance to a different host port when running locally?

Change the docker --publish argument to make it listen on the specific interface and port on your host machine. For example, docker run ... --publish ... would make it accessible on port 80 of your machine. For more information, see “Publish or expose port” in the Docker documentation.

The other option is to deploy and run Sourcegraph on a cloud provider. For an example, see documentation to deploy to Google Cloud.

How do I access the Sourcegraph database?

For single-node deployments (sourcegraph/server)

Get the Docker container ID for Sourcegraph:

docker ps
d039ec989761        sourcegraph/server:VERSION

Open a PostgreSQL interactive terminal:

docker container exec -it d039ec989761 psql -U postgres sourcegraph

Run your SQL query:

SELECT * FROM users;

For Kubernetes cluster deployments

Get the id of one pgsql Pod:

kubectl get pods -l app=pgsql
NAME                     READY     STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
pgsql-76a4bfcd64-rt4cn   2/2       Running   0          19m

Open a PostgreSQL interactive terminal:

kubectl exec -it pgsql-76a4bfcd64-rt4cn -- psql -U sg

Run your SQL query:

SELECT * FROM users;

How does Sourcegraph store repositories on disk?

Sourcegraph stores bare Git repositories (without a working tree), which is a complete mirror of the repository on your code host.

If you are keen for more details on what bare Git repositories are, check out this discussion on StackOverflow.

The directories should contain just a few files and directories, namely: HEAD, config, description, hooks, info, objects, packed-refs, refs


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