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Setting Up Memos with Docker Compose

Introduction to Memos

Memos is a self-hosted note-taking application that offers a convenient way to organize and store personal notes, memos, and other pieces of information.

Docker Compose Configuration for Memos

This Docker Compose setup deploys Memos in a Docker container, providing an easy-to-manage environment for your note-taking needs.

Docker Compose File (docker-compose.yml)

version: "3.0"
services:
  memos:
    image: neosmemo/memos:latest
    container_name: memos
    volumes:
      - ~/.memos/:/var/opt/memos
    ports:
      - 5230:5230

Key Components of the Configuration

Service: Memos

  • Image: neosmemo/memos:latest is the Docker image used for Memos.
  • Volumes:
  • ~/.memos/:/var/opt/memos maps a local directory (~/.memos/) to the container's data storage directory (/var/opt/memos). This is where Memos stores its data.
  • Ports:
  • 5230:5230 maps port 5230 on the host to port 5230 in the container, where Memos's web interface is accessible.

Restart Policy

  • Not specified in the Compose file, but the default is no which means the container does not automatically restart. It's recommended to set a restart policy like unless-stopped.

Deploying Memos

  1. Save the Docker Compose configuration in a docker-compose.yml file.
  2. Run docker-compose up -d to start Memos in detached mode.
  3. Access Memos by navigating to http://<host-ip>:5230.

Configuring and Using Memos

After deployment, you can start using Memos through its web interface for creating and managing your notes.

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