Bitwarden-nginx docker container constantly restarting


I recently logged out of my self-hosted bitwarden instance, (via the chrome extension), and then have found myself unable to log back in again.

I think it is related to a docker desktop update in the last couple of weeks.

Now, if I try to log in, I just get ‘failed to fetch’. If I check the docker containers, the bitwarden-nginx one is restarting constantly with the log:

2023-01-03 13:53:20 nginx: [emerg] host not found in upstream “web” in /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf:36

Any ideas? Currently can’t access my passwords!


Hi @shifty.powers79 - what version of Bitwarden server are you running? My guess is that it may be deprecated and needs updating to work with the latest clients. See here:

Although, that error message suggests you may have multiple issues. If you execute docker ps on the host, are all the other containers healthy?

" version 2022.12.0

Docker version 20.10.21, build baeda1f

Docker Compose version v2.13.0"

I currently can’t update, as it complains that

“no such service: web”

And yes, all the other containers are showing as healthy

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                               COMMAND            CREATED       STATUS                                 PORTS      NAMES
e39516bd8ba7   bitwarden/nginx:2022.12.0           "/"   13 days ago   Restarting (1) 11 seconds ago                     bitwarden-nginx
068dc0ed25d3   bitwarden/admin:2022.12.0           "/"   13 days ago   Up About a minute (health: starting)   5000/tcp   bitwarden-admin
9f457204f83c   bitwarden/api:2022.12.0             "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (healthy)             5000/tcp   bitwarden-api
79c89bc0438a   bitwarden/sso:2022.12.0             "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (unhealthy)           5000/tcp   bitwarden-sso
08e60095b1a3   bitwarden/events:2022.12.0          "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (healthy)             5000/tcp   bitwarden-events
df8faf582474   bitwarden/attachments:2022.12.0     "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (healthy)                        bitwarden-attachments
b3584e33ec12   bitwarden/icons:2022.12.0           "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (healthy)             5000/tcp   bitwarden-icons
d21303753d9e   bitwarden/notifications:2022.12.0   "/"   13 days ago   Up About an hour (healthy)             5000/tcp   bitwarden-notifications```

After all of that, I used the command:

./ start

And it restarted and worked fine. Very strange.

Well, I am glad that was an easy fix. I had noticed in your last post that your admin container looked like it was also in a state where it was restarting constantly, too, and was about to suggest a full restart. :smiley: