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Ensuring Docker Compose Startup with Systemd

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I’ve been having trouble getting some docker containers such as nginx to start automatically on bootup, even with the restart: always flag.

To compensate, I wrote a small systemd script and enabled it on startup.

/etc/systemd/system/docker-compose.service

[Unit]
Description=Docker Compose Application Service
Requires=network.target docker.service
After=network.target docker.service

[Service]
Type=oneshot
User=brandonrozek
Group=brandonrozek
RemainAfterExit=yes
WorkingDirectory=/home/brandonrozek/docker/
ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker-compose up -d --force-recreate
ExecStop=/usr/bin/docker-compose down
TimeoutStartSec=0

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

To enable on startup

sudo systemctl enable docker-compose

To start now

sudo systemctl start docker-compose
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