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All of the tutorials online say to manually start elasticsearch as a daemon with a docker command from the command line. Is there a way to auto run it like redis, postgres and other services do from the docker compose yaml file?

  • I found a script in bin/docker-start.sh that I added some code to. I am still experimenting with it. – NateGreat8 Jul 26 '17 at 7:29
  • you can easily use the example from hub.docker.com/_/elasticsearch to run the elasticsearch using docker compose – Wissam Roujoulah Aug 2 '17 at 1:52
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https://github.com/elastic/stack-docker/blob/master/docker-compose.yml

This is an official docker-compose for running Elasticsearch, and will make a good starting point for whatever you're trying to achieve. This would be the key part:

  elasticsearch:
    image: docker.elastic.co/elasticsearch/elasticsearch:${TAG}
    environment: ['http.host=0.0.0.0', 'transport.host=127.0.0.1', 'ELASTIC_PASSWORD=${ELASTIC_PASSWORD}']
    ports: ['127.0.0.1:9200:9200']
    networks: ['stack']

But I'd recommend cloning the entire repository locally and running docker-compose up to experiment.

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