Dolt in Docker Tutorial

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Dolt in Docker Tutorial

Docker is a container runtime environment that some developers use to standardize dependency management. A "Dockerized" app has three lifecycle stages:

  1. Dockerfile: static dependency definitions.

  2. Docker image: a packaged executable.

  3. Docker container: stateless running instance of a docker image.

In this tutorial, we will show how to run Dolt using Docker by building and running a Dolt Docker image, and as a bonus discuss two Docker features that are worth knowing as a database user:

  1. Docker volumes: a way to persist data alongside stateless containers.

  2. Docker entrypoints: a way to automatically launch a Dolt SQL server container with small modifications to a Dockerfile.

Follow along with the instructions from our Docker docs, and reference the Docker documentation for features not discussed in this tutorial.

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