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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you support Podman?

Podman works just fine both in rootless and under root. Mind the SELinux which is enabled on Red Hat compatible systems, you may hit permission error problems.

More details on on how to run PhotoPrism with Podman on CentOS in this blog post, it includes all the details including root and rootless modes, user mapping and SELinux.

Do you provide LXC images?

There is currently no LXC build for PhotoPrism, see issue #147 for details.

Mapping database directory

Everytime a container with PhotoPrism is removed, the database is lost. To prevent unwanted reindex process, map the database directory to directory on the host similarly like folder with original photos:

docker run -d --name photoprism -p 2342:2342 ... \
  -v /srv/photoprism/db:/home/photoprism/.local/share/photoprism/resources/database \


Our database schema still changes a lot as we do performance optimizations and add features. Therefore we cannot provide a smooth upgrade path and you should be prepared to delete your current database and re-index. To spare you a disappointment, we kindly advise you not to index large photo collections at the moment.