Use other database than MSSQL


Would be nice to be able to use other database than MSSQL.
For example MySQL, we would then be able to use a Galera cluster.

In addition, being able to use a non-docker database would be perfect, which is in some kind related to this request :

Thank you !

I would be interested in using Bitwarden if it could be hosted on an ARM-based Raspberry Pi! I know .NET Core runs on ARM, but the 2GB requirement for Microsoft SQL Server is pretty steep, and the RPi can’t handle that.

If you absolutely must run it on an ARM system, then you should take a look at bitwarden rs (rust-based) instead. But in best of worlds, official Bitwarden with a sqlite or the likes database for resource-limited systems would be preferred.


I’m self hosting Bitwarden Premium subscriber and absolutely love the software. Have been starting to experiment with rust version after discovering that MSSQL alone requires minimum 2GB of RAM, unfortunately for me this is absolutely ridiculous.
There could be at least option to configure alternative.

Note that there is some work in progress with PostgreSQL.


Any updates to this topic?

It’s high priority item on our backlog which was reviewed and prioritized recently, but it’s not being developed actively at the moment.

@tgreer Is it possible to implement support in the next 2 Months? I need it for a business deployment(~500 Users).

any progress? Is there an issue which one can track?

Not at this time. We’re focusing on items on the roadmap for the rest of the year and early Q1.

It’s a real shame that this open source tool uses a proprietary database.

Is there an issue we can follow to track support for MariaDB or PostgreSQL?

Any update? PostgreSQL support and migration

Very soon, in testing now actually. Stay tuned!


@tgreer Does this mean we could also run Bitwarden Server on a Raspberry Pi? :slight_smile:

I think we are getting closer to that :slight_smile:

We’ll have more details as we go, I’m not sure if there are any other items that may prevent a pi-install at the moment :metal: