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run the container with docker-compose:

create the data container otrs_data (see below)

# git clone <reponame>
# docker-compose build 
# docker-compose up -d

moving data volume containers from one host to another:

  • donor host

    docker run –rm –volumes-from=otrs_data -v $(pwd):/backups busybox tar cvfp /backups/otrs_data.tar /var/lib/mysql

  • target host

    docker run -d –name otrs_data eeacms/mysql_data

    docker run –rm –volumes-from=otrs_data -v $(pwd):/backups busybox tar xvf /backups/otrs_data.tar

Release to production

The production deployment is not made with git clone and docker-compose build. Instead it pulls a tagged image from Docker Hub. When you have tested your changes and are satisfied, then you must push a new image up with a new version number that follows semantic versioning principles. Here is how you do it:

edit VERSION.txt
git commit VERSION.txt
version=$(cat VERSION.txt)
git tag -a $version -m "Tagging the $version release of the 'otrs' Docker image."
git push origin $version

git push origin master

in case there's no automatic build on docker hub:
docker build -t eeacms/eea-otrs:latest otrs
docker tag eeacms/eea-otrs:latest eeacms/eea-otrs:$version
docker login --username=<user username> --email=<user email address>
docker push eeacms/eea-otrs:latest
docker push eeacms/eea-otrs:$version

The purpose of the procedure is to be able to redeploy the exact same image on a new host, and to be able to roll back one or more versions if the deployment has problems.

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