Suppose you're a web enthusiast who manages multiple Ghost CMS instances on a single server using Docker. In that case, we have a comprehensive guide to help you automate the installation and management process with ease.
We have created a bash script that will streamline the process and save you valuable time and effort. We'll also show you how to set up cron jobs for different periods to ensure your Ghost CMS instances are always up-to-date and optimized.
Ghost CMS Installation with Docker:
Before diving into automation, it's essential to have your Ghost CMS instances set up using Docker. For a step-by-step installation guide, check out our informative blog post here:
Understanding the Script:
The bash script streamlines Docker container management in four essential steps:
- Pulls the latest images for each Docker container.
- Stops and removes all existing containers.
- Restarts the containers with the latest images.
- Prunes unused Docker images, reclaiming valuable disk space.
How the Script Works:
The script works on a directory structure where each Docker container resides within its own folder.
For Example; You have a folder called
containers as the root folder & within that folder it contains all your docker-containers compose files such as,
containers - conainer1 -- docker-compose.yaml - conainer2 -- docker-compose.yaml - conainer3 -- docker-compose.yaml
Setting Up the Script:
Follow these straightforward steps to set up the script on your system:
Step 1: Create the Script File:
Using your preferred text editor, create a new file with
.sh extension (
and paste the below codes into it.
#!/bin/bash # Change directory to your Main-folder cd /path/to/Main-folder # List all directories inside Main-folder containers=$(ls -d */) # Pull the latest images for each container for container in $containers do cd "$container" docker-compose pull cd .. done # Stop and remove all containers for container in $containers do cd "$container" docker-compose down cd .. done # Restart all containers for container in $containers do cd "$container" docker-compose up -d cd .. done # Prune all unused images docker image prune -f
Step 2: Customizing the Script:
Adjust the script by replacing
/path/to/Main-folder with the actual path to your Docker container directory containing your Ghost CMS instances.
Step 3: Grant Execute Permission:
Ensure the script is executable with the following command:
chmod +x script_name.sh
Step 4: Manual Execution:
You can now execute the script manually using the following command:
Automate with Cron Jobs (optional):
If you want to set up cron jobs to automate the script execution at specific intervals, follow the steps:
In the terminal, type the following command to open the cron job configuration file:
Add the desired cron job entry to run the script at your preferred frequency. For example, to run the script every day at midnight, use this line:
0 0 * * * /path/to/your/script_name.sh
To run the script every hour, use:
0 * * * * /path/to/your/script_name.sh
To run the script once a week, use:
0 0 * * 0 /path/to/your/script_name.sh
For a monthly update, set up this cron job entry:
0 0 1 * * /path/to/your/script_name.sh
Save your changes and exit the editor. The cron job is now set up to automatically execute the script according to the defined schedule.
By automating the installation and management of Ghost CMS instances with a bash script. Use cron jobs for automatic updates and optimizations. Take control of your Dockerized environment with ease.
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