postgres (postgres variant)

The World's Most Advanced Open Source Relational Database.

The postgres utility is a containerized instance of Postgres useful for local development.

Getting Started


If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project


Postgres is packaged as a Docker image so you must have Docker installed before running the plugin.

Installation and configuration

  1. Add the postgres utility to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add utility postgres
  3. Configure the postgres settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config postgres set --interactive

Next steps

  1. Launch Postgres:

    meltano invoke --containers postgres:start

    Connect with your postgres client at postgresql://warehouse:warehouse@localhost:5432/warehouse.

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.


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The postgres utility supports the following commands that can be used with
meltano invoke


  • Equivalent to: start

meltano invoke postgres:start [args...]

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