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Build Services with Docker Compose

For the last six months, the Acme Anvil Corporation has been migrating some of their bare metal infrastructure to Docker containers. Your team wants to find an easier way to deploy applications that consist of multiple containers and has decided to use Docker Compose. You have been tasked with setting up an internal blog so the team can write technical articles. This blog will consist of two services: a Ghost Blog service and a MySQL service. Both services will use volumes for persistent storage.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Nov 07, 2018

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  1. Challenge

    Create a Ghost Blog and MySQL Service

    1. Create a docker-compose.yml file in the root directory.

      vi docker-compose.yml
    2. Add the following contents to it:

      version: '3'
          image: ghost:1-alpine
          container_name: ghost-blog
          restart: always
            - 80:2368
            database__client: mysql
            database__connection__host: mysql
            database__connection__user: root
            database__connection__password: P4sSw0rd0!
            database__connection__database: ghost
            - ghost-volume:/var/lib/ghost
            - mysql
          image: mysql:5.7
          container_name: ghost-db
          restart: always
            MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: P4sSw0rd0!
            - mysql-volume:/var/lib/mysql
  2. Challenge

    Bring Up the Ghost Blog Service

    1. Start up the Docker Compose service.
      docker-compose up -d

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