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Mysql docker conf



benefits :
no environmental configuration needed on the server Exept
Docker Runtime
if we use the same app but different versions they will use the same port ,how does that work??
-the containers use the same port but the port that the host binds to them are different for example redis:latest & redis:4.6 both use port 6379 but the ports that host assigned to them are different (i.e 3000 & 3001)
but you have to use the host port for each container :


but if you dont specify the ports while runnuig the container ,it would be unreachable for other apps so :
sudo docker run -p:
sudo docker run -p6000:6379

if not specified
for example: postgres:9.6
sudo docker -d :detached mode

some basic commands

sudo docker logs containerId
if you want to give container a name:
sudo docker docker run -p6000:6379 --name
docker run --name heshmat redis

$ lists the processes running within a container.
docker top container options

$ Display a live stream of container(s) resource usage statistics.
docker stats options container

$ applying limitations:
docker container run -d --name testContainer
--cpu-shares 512 --memory 128M -p 8080:80 nginx

$ if you have an existing container you can update it by:
docker container update --cpu-shares 512 ...

for debugging:
sudo docker -it containerId /bin/bash

start &run :
run creates new
start restarts already made container
sudo docker image
sudo docker run
sudo docker pull
sudo docker run -it packageName /bin/bash
in the above command we have:
-it which runs the (centOs) in interactive mode
/bin/bash which runs bash shell once packageName(centOs) is running

TAG − This is used to logically tag images.
Image ID − This is used to uniquely identify the image.

sudo docker rmi ImageId #removing an image
sudo docker images -q #just ids !
sudo docker inspect ImageName # returns bunch of info about the ImageName

sudo docker run -it busybox sh
interactive mode with

docker container prune #this deletes all stopped containers .

the ps cmd is abbr of process status and is available inside a container
-f ,--filter :filter output based on the condition provided
(here is -f status=exited)
--quiet ,-q :just the id's
--all ,-a :running and stopped containers
sudo docker rm $(sudo docker ps -a -q -f status=exited)

the dollar sign pass the output of the other cmd to previous

sudo docker run --rm prakhar1989/static-site
$# the --rm deletes the container after it has been exited

sudo docker run -d -P --name static-site prakhar1989/static-site
$#-P (capital p) publish all exposed ports to random ports.
$#-D :run the docker on debug mode

docker port static-site
output >>>
80/tcp ->
443/tcp ->


sudo docker top containerId
$ this shows the running process
sudo docker stop containerId
docker rm containerId
sudo docker stats containerId
sudo docker kill containerId
sudo docker pause conatainerID
sudo docker unpause containerId

making Dockerfile :

$# specifying the base image
FROM python:3

$# set a directory for the app
WORKDIR /usr/src/app

$# copy all the files to the container
COPY . .

$# install dependencies
RUN pip install --no-cache-dir -r requirements.txt

the next thing wew need to specify is the port number that needs to be exposed.since flaskis runnig on port 5000 thats what we will indicate .


then we write the command for running the application :
CMD ["python","./"]

building the image:

docker build -t / .
(the period at last is important )

Docker network

user-defined network:

docker network create <networkName>
docker network rm <networkName>
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disconnect the containers to the network you want
to remove

connect a container to a user-defined network

 docker create --name my-nginx \
  --network my-net \
  --publish 8080:80 \
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to connect a running container to userdef network:

docker network connect <networkName> <containerName>
docker network connect my-net my-container 
docker network disconnect myNet myContainer 
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the above command connect/disconnect an already existing container to an already existing network


Using ipv6

you have to enable the option on the docker daemon and reload its configuration before assigning any kind of network to it.

enable forwarding from docCont to the outside world

By default, traffic from containers connected to the default bridge network is not forwarded to the outside world. To enable forwarding, you need to change two settings. These are not Docker commands and they affect the Docker host’s kernel.

1.configure linux kernel to allow IP forwarding

sysctl net.ipv4.conf.all.forwarding=1
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  1. change policy for iptables FORWARD form DROP to ACCEPT
sudo iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT 
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ATTENTION: these settings do not persist across a reboot so ,you may need to add them to a start-up script .

overlay networks

The overlay network driver creates a distributed network among multiple Docker daemon hosts

Start the registry automatically
If you want to use the registry as part of your permanent infrastructure, you should set it to restart automatically when Docker restarts or if it exits. This example uses the --restart always flag to set a restart policy for the registry.

Tag the image as localhost:5000/my-ubuntu. This creates an additional tag for the existing image. When the first part of the tag is a hostname and port, Docker interprets this as the location of a registry, when pushing.

DATA manging in docker

1-use Data Volumes
docker volume --help
2-Mount host directory (bind mounts)

-the bind mount or volume writes the data to the host filesystem as tmpfs mount write the data into host memory .
-Volumes are stored in a part of the host filesystem which is managed by Docker (/var/lib/docker/volumes/ on Linux). Non-Docker processes should not modify this part of the filesystem. Volumes are the best way to persist data in Docker.
-Bind mounts may be stored anywhere on the host system. They may even be important system files or directories. Non-Docker processes on the Docker host or a Docker container can modify them at any time.

Use data Volume :

create a data volume:
docker volume create my-vol
view all data volumes:
docker volume ls
inspect a data volume :
docker volume inspect my-vol

docker run -d \
--name=nginxtest \
--mount source=nginx-
vol,destination=/usr/share/nginx/html \

volumes arent controled by docker meaning that if you delete a container the volume is still there. for deletion :
docker volume rm my-vol

unknown or tangling volumes are a mess .get rid of them by:
docker volume prune

$ docker run -d -P \
--name web \
# -v /src/webapp:/opt/webapp \
  --mount type=bind, source=/src/webapp,target=/opt/webapp
training/webapp \

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The above command to load the host /src/webapp directory into a container /opt/webapp directory. --mount parameter throws an error if the local directory does not exist.
--mount also can mount a single data volume.
You can also set readonly volume as --mount source=nginx-vol,destination=/usr/share/nginx/html,readonly.

Docker network configuration

-p is used to specify hostPort:containerPor .
-P Is used to map any port which is between 49000 to 49900 into the container open network port.

for seeing the port :
sudo docker port containerName

use this format for port specification:
docker run -d -p hostPort:theContainerPort
you can use this to run the command:
curl localhost:
curl localhost: 5000
docker run -d -p 80.674.839.82:5000:5000
you can specify it to use udp ,but the default is tcp:
docker run -dp localhost:port:port/udp container ....

Docker network configuration – docker allows network services for externally accessing containers and container interconnections. There are also open source network management tools for docker. Make sure you have a good understanding of the ecosystem before reading this article, check out the introduction.

Will be using docker network to establish a connection, I do not recommend using --link (if you are already using it, please stop).

docker network create -d bridge my-bridge-nwk
-d – Parameter is used to specify the docker network types, as explained above, bridge, overlay, macvlan and etc.

Container connection
Run 2 containers and connect them using the new bridge my-bridge-nwk.

docker run -it --rm --name busybox1 --network my-bridge-nwk busybox sh
docker run -it --rm --name busybox1 --network my-bridge-nwk busybox sh
Open another terminal and run the below code,

docker run -it --rm --name busybox2 --network my-bridge-nwk busybox sh
docker run -it --rm --name busybox2 --network my-bridge-nwk busybox sh
docker run -it --rm --name busybox2 --network my-bridge-nwk busybox sh
If both the above code was sucessful, try pinging one container from another, like ping busybox2 from busybox1.

/ # ping busybox2

NOTE: For multi containers that need to connect to each other,Docker-Compose is recommanded.

Edit network configuration file

Docker 1.2.0 onwards, it is possible to edit the container’s /etc/hosts, /etc/hostnameand and /etc/resolv.conffiles.

Docker Compose

helpful url:

sample docker-compose.yml file :

version: "2.1"
    image: linuxserver/heimdall
    container_name: heimdall
      - /home/user/appdata/heimdall:/config
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - 80:80
      - 443:443
    restart: unless-stopped
    image: linuxserver/nginx
    container_name: nginx
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - /home/user/appdata/nginx:/config
      - 81:80
      - 444:443
    restart: unless-stopped
    image: linuxserver/mariadb
    container_name: mariadb
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Europe/London
      - /home/user/appdata/mariadb:/config
      - 3306:3306
    restart: unless-stopped
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you can simply run :

docker-compose up -d 
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from within the same folder and the heimdall image will be automatically pulled, and a container will be created and started.

docker-compose example

helpful url:

1-create a directory
2-create an in the dir with this context :

import time

import redis
from flask import Flask

app = Flask(__name__)
cache = redis.Redis(host='redis', port=6379)

def get_hit_count():
    retries = 5
    while True:
            return cache.incr('hits')
        except redis.exceptions.ConnectionError as exc:
            if retries == 0:
                raise exc
            retries -= 1

def hello():
    count = get_hit_count()
    return 'Hello World! I have been seen {} times.\n'.format(count)

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3-create a file requirements.txt in your project directory and paste this :

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Docker data persistence and file management

docker volumes

docker volumes are handled by docker and therefore independent of both directory structure and OS of the host machine.when we use volume , a new directory is created within docker's storage dir on the host machine. and docker manages that directory's contents.

Use cases

if you want your data to be fully managed by docker and accessed only through docker containers, volumes are the right choice.

if you need full control of the storage and plan on allowing other processes besides Docker to access or modify the storage layer ,bind mounts could be the right choice but you have to consider the security risks explained here.

Getting started using volumes

the docker daemon store data within the docker directory
Let’s say you want to create a PostgreSQL container, and you are interested in persisting the data. Start with a folder called postgres in :


docker run --rm --name postgres-db -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=password --mount type=volume,source=$HOME/docker/volumes/postgres,target=/var/lib/postgresql/data -p 2000:5432 -d postgres

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Alternately, here is the same command using the shorthand flag -v:

docker run --rm --name postgres-db -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=password --v $HOME/docker/volumes/postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data -p 2000:5432 -d postgres
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