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AWX, ayone using it?

I'm curios on how many people use AWX for their Ansible workloads?

I have a bit of problem with my current test installation as it's postgresql docker keeps restarting and I've been unable to find a solution to it's issue with telling me like below.

[root@awx ~]# docker logs -f fc462c17493f
The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "postgres".
This user must also own the server process.
initdb: directory "/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata" exists but is not empty
If you want to create a new database system, either remove or empty
the directory "/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata" or run initdb
with an argument other than "/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata".
The database cluster will be initialized with locale "en_US.utf8".
The default database encoding has accordingly been set to "UTF8".
The default text search configuration will be set to "english".
Data page checksums are disabled.
[root@awx ~]# docker-current container ls
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                        COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS                       PORTS                                                 NAMES
fc462c17493f        postgres:9.6                 "docker-entrypoint..."   11 hours ago        Restarting (1) 3 hours ago                                                         postgres
ad092593bc9a        ansible/awx_task:latest      "/tini -- /bin/sh ..."   4 weeks ago         Up 11 hours                  8052/tcp                                              awx_task
ccc8837b904c        ansible/awx_web:latest       "/tini -- /bin/sh ..."   4 weeks ago         Up 11 hours        >8052/tcp                                  awx_web
e8f6b841e872        memcached:alpine             "docker-entrypoint..."   4 weeks ago         Up 11 hours                  11211/tcp                                             memcached
cf33241a1e1c        ansible/awx_rabbitmq:3.7.4   "docker-entrypoint..."   4 weeks ago         Up 11 hours                  4369/tcp, 5671-5672/tcp, 15671-15672/tcp, 25672/tcp   rabbitmq

Haven't found a solution yet via googling so if anyone knows a solution that would fix it without data loss, I'd really be grateful. :smileyhappy:

UPDATE: 2018-10-26

Interesting that I apparently can't do a reply to replies I've received at the moment in the thread but I can edit this original question, so adding to original question:

I had to reinstall awx as that env was on an esx being removed and it had this issue anyway. I think the fix was what jlozadad suggested a bit. By default the docker config in ansible deployment of awx inventory settings places the files badly. Thus I fixed the variables in inventory file to point to:


Thanks for the comments.

IRC: jpalko (freenode)
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Flight Engineer Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

I am using AWX.

Quite happy with it.

Few tips:

- most of issue I faced was related to disk space 

- check carefully when you want to upgrade.

- tag the version to not get a surprise when ever you stop/start your containers.

Your issue could be related to a permission issue or NFS parameter on your persistent volume mount point for postgreSQL.

Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

@JSP make sure you use an external database since it puts the data location in /tmp.

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