Migration Docker Based WordPress

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For last 3 days I was busy designing the website for a company, I run everything in docker, and finish the design very fast. Now I want to migrate it from the old vps to a new vps, following records all of the steps.

Data Volume Migration

Examine the data volume via following commands:

# docker volume ls | grep db
local               makeclean_db_data
# docker volume ls | grep html
local               makeclean_html

Get the volume mount point:

# docker volume inspect makeclean_html | grep -i mountpoint
        "Mountpoint": "/var/lib/docker/volumes/makeclean_html/_data",
# docker volume inspect makeclean_db_data | grep -i mountpoint
        "Mountpoint": "/var/lib/docker/volumes/makeclean_db_data/_data",

Now zip all of the data volume:

# tar czf db_data.tar.gz /var/lib/docker/volumes/makeclean_db_data/_data
# tar czf html.tar.gz /var/lib/docker/volumes/makeclean_html/_data

Copy the 2 gz files to your new vps.


Start the docker-compose like the steps in last article, then manually stop the docker instance, replace the data volume using the 2 gz files, start the docker instance again.

Now you will be leading the old domain name, we need to change the options of wordpress database, we create a new mysql docker instance for changing the wordpress database:

# docker run -it --link wordpress_db_1:mysql --net wordpress_default mysql:5.7 /bin/bash

In this newly created docker instance you could use mysql client tools for changing wordpress options( is your mysql server):

# mysql -h172.19.0.2 -P3306 -uroot -pwordpress

Mysql adjust commands ls listed as following:

use wordpress;
UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'xxx.xxx.222.222:8000','localhost:8000') ;
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'xxx.xxx.222.222:8000','localhost:8000') ;
UPDATE wp_comments SET comment_content = replace(comment_content, 'xxx.xxx.222.222:8000', 'localhost:8000') ;
UPDATE wp_comments SET comment_author_url = replace(comment_author_url, 'xxx.xxx.222.222:8000', 'localhost:8000') ;

Now restart the docker instance, you will get the wordpress running in new vps.