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redmine with redmine issue rank plugin installed
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Docker Redmine

Current Version: 2.4.1

Dockerfile to build a Redmine container image (with some additional themes and plugins).

Please refer to upgrading section if coming from previous version


Pull the docker image from the docker index. This is the recommended method of installation as it is easier to update image in the future. These builds are performed by the Trusted Build service.

docker pull sameersbn/redmine

Alternately you can build the image yourself.

git clone
cd docker-redmine
sudo docker build -t="$USER/redmine" .

Quick Start

Run the redmine image

REDMINE=$(sudo docker run -d redmine)
REDMINE_IP=$(sudo docker inspect $REDMINE | grep IPAddres | awk -F'"' '{print $4}')

Access the Redmine application

xdg-open "http://${REDMINE_IP}"

NOTE: Please allow a minute or two for the Redmine application to start.

Login using the default username and password:

  • username: admin
  • password: admin

You should now have Redmine ready for testing. If you want to use Redmine for more than just testing then please read the Advanced Options section.

Advanced Options

Mounting volumes

For the file storage we need to mount a volume at the following location.

  • /redmine/files

Volumes can be mounted in docker by specifying the '-v' option in the docker run command.

mkdir -pv /opt/redmine/files
docker run -d -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files sameersbn/redmine

Configuring MySQL database connection

Redmine uses a database backend to store its data.

Using the internal mysql server

This docker image is configured to use a MySQL database backend. The database connection can be configured using environment variables. If not specified, the image will start a mysql server internally and use it. However in this case, the data stored in the mysql database will be lost if the container is stopped/deleted. To avoid this you should mount a volume at /var/lib/mysql.

mkdir /opt/redmine/mysql
docker run -d \
  -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files \
  -v /opt/redmine/mysql:/var/lib/mysql sameersbn/redmine

This will make sure that the data stored in the database is not lost when the image is stopped and started again.

Using an external mysql server

The image can be configured to use an external MySQL database instead of starting a MySQL server internally. The database configuration should be specified using environment variables while starting the Redmine image.

Before you start the Redmine image create user and database for redmine.

mysql -uroot -p
CREATE USER 'redmine'@'%.%.%.%' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS `redmine_production` DEFAULT CHARACTER SET `utf8` COLLATE `utf8_unicode_ci`;
GRANT SELECT, LOCK TABLES, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, INDEX, ALTER ON `redmine_production`.* TO 'redmine'@'%.%.%.%';

To make sure the database is initialized start the container with initialize option.

NOTE: This should be done only for the first run.

Assuming that the mysql server host is

docker run -d \
  -e "DB_HOST=" -e "DB_NAME=redmine_production" \
  -e "DB_USER=redmine" -e "DB_PASS=password" \
  -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files sameersbn/redmine initialize

This will initialize the redmine database. Now that the database is initialized, start the container without the initialize command.

docker run -d \
  -e "DB_HOST=" -e "DB_NAME=redmine_production" \
  -e "DB_USER=redmine" -e "DB_PASS=password" \
  -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files sameersbn/redmine


If you upgrading from previous version, please make sure you run the container with migrate command.

Step 1: Stop the currently running image

docker stop <container-id>

Step 2: Backup the database in case something goes wrong.

mysqldump -h <mysql-server-ip> -uredmine -p --add-drop-table redmine_production > redmine.sql

Step 3: Update the docker image.

docker pull sameersbn/redmine

Step 4: Migrate the database.

docker run -i -t [OPTIONS] sameersbn/redmine migrate

Step 5: Start the image

docker run -i -d [OPTIONS] sameersbn/redmine

Other options

Below is the complete list of parameters that can be set using environment variables.


      The mysql server hostname. Defaults to localhost.

      The mysql database name. Defaults to redmine_production

      The mysql database user. Defaults to root

      The mysql database password. Defaults to no password

      The mysql database connection pool count. Defaults to 5.

      Whether to initial the mysql database. Defaults to no

      PassengerMaxPoolSize (default: 6)

      PassengerMinInstances (default: 1)

      PassengerMaxRequests (default: 0)

      PassengerPoolIdleTime (default: 300)

Putting it all together

docker run -d -h \
  -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files \
  -v /opt/redmine/mysql:/var/lib/mysql \

If you are using an external mysql database

docker run -d -h \
  -v /opt/redmine/files:/redmine/files \
  -e "DB_HOST=" -e "DB_NAME=redmine_production" -e "DB_USER=redmine" -e "DB_PASS=password" \


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