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Dockerfile for (nearly) full automated installation of egroupware.
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General info

This dockerfile builds an eGroupware container. As You can see in the dockerfile, it is based on php 5.6.
You'll also need a MySQL or MariaDB container for the database.
I wanted to install for personal use the visol/egroupware container, but I couldn't reach jrenggli at visol and it seems he doesn't update his egroupware dockerfile- so I made my own and not just updated his file.



Egroupware is a very powerful open source groupware programm. It consists of a calendar app, contacts, infolog, project manager, ticket system and more.
If you need more information on egroupware, just take a look here:
Although this is a unofficial dockerfile, it uses just the official sources!


This dockerfile installs Version 16.1.20160810 of egroupware

1. Installation / Configuration

a) helpful script

For starting, stopping and updating my egroupware containers, I use my script, which You can download from

or b) without script

Data directories (storage)

First, it would be wise to create directories for storing everything in place. I usually pack everything into subfolders under the same superior directory. This way it's easier to create a backup using rsync. (Remember to stop the database before creating a backup!)
I suggest the following directory hierarchy:

/home/egroupware/xxx/mysql -> Database
/home/egroupware/xxx/data -> Egroupware Files, backups and

mkdir -p /home/egroupware/xxx/mysql /home/egroupware/xxx/data

-> Please replace xxx with Your favourite name! <-

start mysql container

docker run -d --name mysql-egroupware-xxx \
-e MYSQL_DATABASE=egroupware \
-e MYSQL_USER=egroupware \
-e MYSQL_PASSWORD=123456 \
-v /home/egroupware/xxx/mysql:/var/lib/mysql mysql

-> Please replace xxx with Your favourite name and 123456 with Your password! <-

start egroupware container

To start the egroupware container, just use:

docker run -d \
--name egroupware-xxx \
-p 4321:80 \
-v /home/egroupware/xxx/data:/var/lib/egroupware \
--link mysql-egroupware-xxx:mysql \

-> Please replace xxx with Your favourite name and 4321 with the port projected for using. If You don't want to map the port, just leave the line "-p 4321:80"<-

2. Setup Egroupware

a) First time logging in?

If You started the image for first time, You have to login via


You don't have to add databse info during installation manually - I updated the files

    this way the installation is a bit more automated.

or b) Logging in with existing database and data?

If the file already exists (former installation), the updates the database host ip and port in the automaticly!

If there's a new version of egroupware, You have to start the setup and update the database! (But egroupware will tell You this!)

3. Additional info

Change all passwords from 123456 to Your own password!

Remember to put the following informations external, otherwise all data will be lost after updating the image:

  • folder for egroupware
  • Mysql Database files
    (see above for example directory hierarchy!)

If you have any suggestions, questions or You need a special egroupware application, just contact me via:

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