Part-DB-Server is a web-based database for managing electronic components and is distributed under the AGPL-3.0 license.

It’s the successor of Part-DB which is not under active development anymore. You’ll find upgrade information in the section Upgrade from Part-DB-legacy.


For this guide you should be familiar with the basic concepts of


We’re using PHP in the stable version 8.2:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version show php
Using 'PHP' version: '8.2'
[isabell@stardust ~]$

You’ll need your MySQL credentials. Get them with my_print_defaults:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ my_print_defaults client
[isabell@stardust ~]$

We’re using Node.js in the stable version 20:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version show node:
Using 'Node.js' version: '20'
[isabell@stardust ~]$

.. include:: includes/my-print-defaults.rst

Download and Configuration

cd to your document root, create and switch to a new directory named partdb, download the latest release of Part-DB and extract it into the directory:


The link to the latest version can be found at the release page.

[isabell@stardust ~]$ cd /var/www/virtual/$USER/
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ mkdir partdb/ && cd partdb/
[isabell@stardust partdb]$ curl --location | tar -xzf - --strip-components=1
 % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 40.1M    0 40.1M    0     0  18.3M      0 --:--:--  0:00:02 --:--:-- 27.3M
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

For the configuration file you have to create a secret value:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ hexdump -vn16 -e'4/4 "%08x" 1 "\n"' /dev/urandom
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Create a copy of the default configuration file:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ cp .env .env.local
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Now modify the .env.local configuration file. For this, you need your MySQL credentials, your Mail credentials (optional) and the secret you’ve created before:


Optional change other entries like DEFAULT_LANG to your needs.


First of all run composer:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ composer install -o --no-dev
  - Installing twig/inky-extra (v3.8.0): Extracting archive
  - Installing twig/intl-extra (v3.8.0): Extracting archive
  - Installing twig/markdown-extra (v3.8.0): Extracting archive
  - Installing web-token/jwt-core (3.2.8): Extracting archive
  - Installing web-token/jwt-signature (3.2.8): Extracting archive
  - Installing spomky-labs/cbor-bundle (v3.0.0): Extracting archive
  - Installing web-auth/webauthn-symfony-bundle (4.7.7): Extracting archive
Generating optimized autoload files
composer/package-versions-deprecated: Generating version class...
composer/package-versions-deprecated: ...done generating version class
126 packages you are using are looking for funding.
Use the `composer fund` command to find out more!

Run composer recipes at any time to see the status of your Symfony recipes.

Executing script cache:clear    [OK]
Executing script assets:install public [OK]

[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Run yarn:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ yarn install
yarn install v1.22.19
[1/5] Resolving packages...
[2/5] Fetching packages...
[3/5] Linking dependencies...
warning " > stimulus-use@0.52.1" has unmet peer dependency "hotkeys-js@>= 3".
[4/5] Building fresh packages...
[5/5] Cleaning modules...
Done in 114.55s.
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Build the assets with node and terminate the analyzer by pressing Ctrl+C:


Normally you will just run yarn build, but we circumvent the memory limit on your uberspace.

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ node --max_old_space_size=800 ./node_modules/webpack/bin/webpack.js

WARNING  Be careful when using Encore.configureLoaderRule(), this is a low-level method that can potentially break Encore and Webpack when not used carefully.
[BABEL] Note: The code generator has deoptimised the styling of /var/www/virtual/removeme/partdb/var/translations/index.js as it exceeds the max of 500KB.
DONE  Compiled successfully in 87854ms                                                                                                                                                       23:33:48

211 files written to public/build
Webpack Bundle Analyzer is started at
Use Ctrl+C to close it
webpack compiled successfully
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Warm-up cache:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console cache:warmup
 // Warming up the cache for the prod environment with debug false

[OK] Cache for the "prod" environment (debug=false) was successfully warmed.

[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Create a database for Part-DB, like described here:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ mysql -e "CREATE DATABASE ${USER}_partdb" && echo "Created database ${USER}_partdb"
Created database isabell_partdb
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Run migration and confirm with yes:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
 WARNING! You are about to execute a migration in database "removeme_partdb" that could result in schema changes and data loss. Are you sure you wish to continue? (yes/no) [yes]:
> yes

[notice] Migrating up to DoctrineMigrations\Version20231130180903
[warning] The initial password for the "admin" user is: f5f746396a
[warning] Empty database detected. Skip migration.
[warning] Migration DoctrineMigrations\Version20190902140506 was executed but did not result in any SQL statements.
[notice] finished in 18890.4ms, used 14M memory, 27 migrations executed, 367 sql queries

[OK] Successfully migrated to version: DoctrineMigrations\Version20231130180903

[isabell@stardust partdb]$

The prompted password is the password for the initial user named admin.

Edit .htaccess:

As the option FollowSymlinks is not allowed on Uberspace, these entries have to be changed to an alternative.

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ sed -i 's/+FollowSymlinks/+SymLinksIfOwnerMatch/g' public/.htaccess
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Remove your empty DocumentRoot and create a new symbolic link to the partdb/public directory:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ cd /var/www/virtual/$USER/
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ rm -f html/nocontent.html; rmdir html
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ ln -s /var/www/virtual/$USER/partdb/public html
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Now you should be able to access Part-DB and login as admin user.

Upgrade from Part-DB-legacy

Before starting an upgrade, you should do a backup of your MySQL database and the folder of your existing installation. More information can be found in the official Part-DB Upgrade Guide

Use this guide to create a new Part-DB instance. Do not create a new database and perform the following steps before running php bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate:

Copy the data/media folder from the old Part-DB instance into public/media:

[isabell@stardust pardtb]$ cp -r path-to-partdb-legacy/data/media/ public/media
[isabell@stardust partdb]$

Clear the cache, convert the BBCode and run the migration:

[isabell@stardust pardtb]$ php bin/console cache:clear
[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console doctrine:migrations:migrate
[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console partdb:migrations:convert-bbcode
[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console cache:clear

Afterwards you should be able to login to the Part-DB instance with your old main user account. Other users have to be activated separately.


Part-DB offers to create a backup:

[isabell@stardust partdb]$ php bin/console partdb:backup --full /home/${USER}/

[INFO] Backup Part-DB to /home/isabell/

! [NOTE] Starting backup...
! [NOTE] Backing up config files...
! [NOTE] Backing up attachments files...
! [NOTE] Backup database...
! [NOTE] MySQL database detected. Dump DB to SQL using mysqldump...

[OK] Backup finished! You can find the backup file at /home/isabell/

[isabell@stardust partdb]$


Part-DB will announce a new version on the start page of your installation.

To update Part-DB create a backup of the current installation and follow this guide to install a new version.

Tested with Part-DB-Server 1.10.0, Uberspace 7.15, and PHP 8.2

Written by: Phil <>