Backup and Restore with Docker Compose

To make backup and restore operations easier, we are using folder volume mounts. You can simply stop your stack with docker-compose down, then backup all the files and subfolders in the folder near the docker-compose.yml file.

Creating a ZIP Archive For example, if you want to create a ZIP archive, navigate to the folder where you have your docker-compose.yml file and use this command:

zip -r .

Restoring from ZIP Archive To restore from a ZIP archive, unzip the archive into the original folder using the following command:

unzip -d /path/to/original/folder

Starting Your Stack Once your backup is complete, you can start your stack again with the following command:

docker-compose up -d

That’s it! With these simple steps, you can easily back up and restore your data volumes using Docker Compose.