Instead of using the standard Docker commands, you may wish for a bit more automated management of the deployment. This is where the use of Docker-compose may come in handy.
docker-compose.yml based on our example. This is the ONLY file you will need. You can create this file on your own machine by copy and pasting the content.
image: registry.rocket.chat/rocketchat/rocket.chat:latest to specify which image you wish to use (see section Docker Images Available )
ROOT_URL to match your domain name or IP address
You can download our docker-compose.yaml:
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/RocketChat/Rocket.Chat/develop/docker-compose.yml -o docker-compose.yml
Start the stack with:
docker-compose up -d
Start a MongoDB service named
Start a service named
mongo-init-replica that will wait for
mongo to be ready, connect to it, initialize it and terminate itself (
mongo will keep running).
Start a service
rocketchat, that will also wait for
mongo to be ready, the
mongo-init-replica to initialize, and then run Rocket.Chat.
Mongo supports 24 x 7 operations and live backup. You should not need to restart it too frequently. See mongodb documentations for proper operation and management of a mongo server.
Optionally, if you want to manage your messages and configuration information, edit the file again to uncomment the volume mounts. Make sure you have a
data subdirectory to mount and store the data.
Optionally, if you want a bot, so you don't have to talk to yourself, after you've created an admin user and also a bot user, edit the file
docker-compose.yml again to change the variables
ROCKETCHAT_PASSWORD in the hubot section and then start up hubot:
docker-compose up -d hubot
To update the
rocketchat docker image to the latest version, you can use the following commands. Your data should not be affected by this, since it's located in the
docker pull registry.rocket.chat/rocketchat/rocket.chat:latestdocker-compose stop rocketchatdocker-compose rm rocketchatdocker-compose up -d rocketchat