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Docker Compose


Docker is a set of platform-as-a-service products that use OS-level virtualization to deliver software in packages called containers.

note

For an optimized Docker experience, download Docker Desktop.

Latest tags

The latest tags are updated every time a new release is created. Each release has a tag associated with it.

tip

Use the fix tag for production.

Using Remote Duckling & Language Server

This command will run Botpress within a single container and use the remote Duckling and Language Server hosted by us. You can get the latest stable or nightly versions on DockerHub.

docker run -d \
--name botpress \
-p 3000:3000 \
-v botpress_data:/botpress/data \
botpress/server:$TAG

For instance, you can run an installation as follows:

[email protected] MINGW64 /c/Botpress/DockerTests
$ docker run -d \
> --name myBotpress \
> -p 3000:3000 \
> botpress/server:v12_18_2
Unable to find image 'botpress/server:v12_18_2' locally
v12_18_2: Pulling from botpress/server
32802c0cfa4d: Pulling fs layer
da1315cffa03: Pulling fs layer
fa83472a3562: Pulling fs layer
f85999a86bef: Pulling fs layer
26b3263a34bb: Pulling fs layer
7e33a4644769: Pulling fs layer
f85999a86bef: Waiting
26b3263a34bb: Waiting
7e33a4644769: Waiting
da1315cffa03: Download complete
fa83472a3562: Verifying Checksum
fa83472a3562: Download complete
f85999a86bef: Download complete
32802c0cfa4d: Download complete
32802c0cfa4d: Pull complete
da1315cffa03: Pull complete
fa83472a3562: Pull complete
f85999a86bef: Pull complete
26b3263a34bb: Verifying Checksum
26b3263a34bb: Download complete
26b3263a34bb: Pull complete
7e33a4644769: Verifying Checksum
7e33a4644769: Download complete
7e33a4644769: Pull complete
Digest: sha256:798b0fe332c5bb1b707eb62b30c8ed0a4e0609b3c712ee7201c5a7da7be50b7f
Status: Downloaded newer image for botpress/server:v12_18_2
bf038c6f84aaeec11773b93a9748bc6732d573a1c115523f1a3d28d20dc06cbe

You will be able to access your instance of Botpress on the specified mapped port -p 3000:3000 by visiting http://localhost:3000/, and your container name will be myBotpress as set at --name myBotpress. Your Docker Desktop will reflect the new container as below:

Botpress Container on Docker

Hosting Duckling and the Language Server is optional. Your Botpress installation will use our hosted services by default.

Choose to either run one of two containers (running two containers is recommended).

Single Container With All Services

danger

Never run multiple processes inside a single container in production.

This method will run Duckling, the Language Server, and Botpress Server within the same container. It will set some environment variables so that services talk to each other.

docker run -d \
--name bp \
-p 3000:3000 -p 3100:3100 \
-v botpress_data:/botpress/data \
-e BP_MODULE_NLU_DUCKLINGURL=http://localhost:8000 \
-e BP_MODULE_NLU_LANGUAGESOURCES='[{ "endpoint": "http://localhost:3100" }]' \
botpress/server:$TAG \
bash -c "./duckling & ./bp lang --langDir /botpress/data/embeddings & ./bp"

Offline Server: Follow the Offline Server instructions if you're running a server without Internet access.

Running Multiple Containers

  1. Run the Language Server.
docker run -d \
--name lang \
-p 3100:3100 \
-v botpress_data:/botpress/data \
botpress/server:$TAG \
bash -c "./bp lang --langDir /botpress/data/embeddings"
  1. Run Botpress Server and Duckling within the same container. Duckling's usage is very light here, so we can justify using it in the same container as Botpress Server.
docker run -d \
--name bp \
-p 3000:3000 \
-v botpress_data:/botpress/data \
-e BP_MODULE_NLU_LANGUAGESOURCES='[{ "endpoint": "http://localhost:3100" }]' \
botpress/server:$TAG \
bash -c "./duckling & ./bp"

Offline Server: Follow the Offline Server instructions if you're running a server without Internet access.

Use docker-compose

Botpress can be used with other service. For example, a postgresql could be use instead of the default database.

version: '3'

services:
botpress:
image: botpress/server
command: /botpress/bp
expose:
- 3000
environment:
- DATABASE_URL=postgres://postgres:[email protected]:5435/botpress_db
- REDIS_URL=redis://redis:6379?password=redisPassword
- BP_MODULE_NLU_DUCKLINGURL=http://botpress_lang:8000
- BP_MODULE_NLU_LANGUAGESOURCES=[{"endpoint":"http://botpress_lang:3100"}]
- CLUSTER_ENABLED=true
- BP_PRODUCTION=true
- BPFS_STORAGE=database
depends_on:
- botpress_lang
- postgres
- redis
volumes:
- ./botpress/data:/botpress/data
ports:
- "3000:3000"

botpress_lang:
image: botpress-lang
command: bash -c "./duckling -p 8000 & ./bp lang --langDir /botpress/lang --port 3100"
expose:
- 3100
- 8000
volumes:
- ./botpress/language:/botpress/lang

postgres:
image: postgres:11.2-alpine
expose:
- 5435
environment:
PGPORT: 5435
POSTGRES_DB: botpress_db
POSTGRES_PASSWORD: secretpw
POSTGRES_USER: postgres
volumes:
- pgdata:/var/lib/postgresql/data

redis:
image: redis:5.0.5-alpine
expose:
- 6379
command: redis-server --requirepass redisPassword
volumes:
- redisdata:/data

volumes:
pgdata:
redisdata:

Restarting Botpress

You can restart the server from Botpress UI. To achieve this, edit the botpress.config.json file from within the Code Editor module (located in the left sidebar). Botpress listens for changes to this config file.

Restarting Botpress on Docker

After you have edited the botpress.config.json file, save it. You will now see an orange cog at the bottom right corner of the screen:

Orange Restart Icon