docker/dtr restore

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Install and restore DTR from an existing backup

Usage

docker run -i --rm docker/dtr \
    restore [command options] < backup.tar

Description

This command performs a fresh installation of DTR, and reconfigures it with configuration data from a tar file generated by the ‘backup’ command.

There are three steps you can take to recover an unhealthy DTR cluster:

  1. If the majority of replicas are healthy, remove the unhealthy nodes from the cluster, and join new ones for high availability.
  2. If the majority of replicas are unhealthy, use this command to revert your cluster to a single DTR replica.
  3. If you can’t repair your cluster to a single replica, you’ll have to restore from an existing backup, using the ‘restore’ command.

This command does not restore Docker images. You should implement a separate restore procedure for the Docker images stored in your registry, taking in consideration whether your DTR installation is configured to store images on the local filesystem or using a cloud provider.

After restoring the cluster, you should use the ‘join’ command to add more DTR replicas for high availability.

Options

Option Environment Variable Description
--debug $DEBUG Enable debug mode for additional logs.
--dtr-ca $DTR_CA Use a PEM-encoded TLS CA certificate for DTR.By default DTR generates a self-signed TLS certificate during deployment. You can use your own TLS CA certificate with --dtr-ca “$(cat ca.pem)”.
--dtr-cert $DTR_CERT Use a PEM-encoded TLS certificate for DTR.By default DTR generates a self-signed TLS certificate during deployment. You can use your own TLS certificate with --dtr-cert “$(cat ca.pem)”.
--dtr-external-url $DTR_EXTERNAL_URL URL of the host or load balancer clients use to reach DTR.When you use this flag, users are redirected to UCP for logging in. Once authenticated they are redirected to the url you specify in this flag. If you don’t use this flag, DTR is deployed without single sign-on with UCP. Users and teams are shared but users login separately into the two applications. You can enable and disable single sign-on in the DTR settings. Format https://host[:port], where port is the value you used with --replica-https-port.
--dtr-key $DTR_KEY Use a PEM-encoded TLS private key for DTR.By default DTR generates a self-signed TLS certificate during deployment. You can use your own TLS private key with --dtr-key “$(cat ca.pem)”.
--dtr-storage-volume $DTR_STORAGE_VOLUME Customize the volume to store Docker images.By default DTR creates a volume to store the Docker images in the local filesystem of the node where DTR is running, without high-availability. Use this flag to specify a full path or volume name for DTR to store images. For high-availability, make sure all DTR replicas can read and write data on this volume. If you’re using NFS, use --nfs-storage-url instead.
--enable-pprof $DTR_PPROF Enables pprof profiling of the server; use --enable-pprof=false to disable it.Once DTR is deployed with this flag, you can access the pprof endpoint for the api server at /debug/pprof, and the registry endpoint at /registry_debug_pprof/debug/pprof.
--help-extended $DTR_EXTENDED_HELP Display extended help text for a given command.
--http-proxy $DTR_HTTP_PROXY The HTTP proxy used for outgoing requests.
--https-proxy $DTR_HTTPS_PROXY The HTTPS proxy used for outgoing requests.
--log-host $LOG_HOST The syslog system to send logs to.The endpoint to send logs to. Use this flag if you set --log-protocol to tcp or udp.
--log-level $LOG_LEVEL Log level for all container logs when logging to syslog. Default: INFO.The supported log levels are debug, info, warn, error, or fatal..
--log-protocol $LOG_PROTOCOL The protocol for sending logs. Default is internal.By default, DTR internal components log information using the logger specified in the Docker daemon in the node where the DTR replica is deployed. Use this option to send DTR logs to an external syslog system. The supported values are tcp, udp, and internal. Internal is the default option, stopping DTR from sending logs to an external system. Use this flag with --log-host.
--nfs-storage-url $NFS_STORAGE_URL NFS to store Docker images. Format nfs://<ip|hostname>/ .By default DTR creates a volume to store the Docker images in the local filesystem of the node where DTR is running, without high-availability. Use this flag to specify an NFS mount for DTR to store images, using the format nfs://<ip|hostname>/. To use this flag, you need to install an NFS client library like nfs-common in the node where you're deploying DTR. You can test this by running showmount -e . When you join new replicas, they will start using NFS so you don't need to use this flag. To reconfigure DTR to stop using NFS, leave this option empty.
--no-proxy $DTR_NO_PROXY List of domains the proxy should not be used for.When using --http-proxy you can use this flag to specify a list of domains that you don’t want to route through the proxy. Format acme.com[, acme.org].
--replica-http-port $REPLICA_HTTP_PORT The public HTTP port for the DTR replica. Default is 80.This allows you to customize the HTTP port where users can reach DTR. Once users access the HTTP port, they are redirected to use an HTTPS connection, using the port specified with --replica-https-port. This port can also be used for unencrypted health checks.
--replica-https-port $REPLICA_HTTPS_PORT The public HTTPS port for the DTR replica. Default is 443.This allows you to customize the HTTPS port where users can reach DTR. Each replica can use a different port.
--replica-id $DTR_INSTALL_REPLICA_ID Assign a 12-character hexadecimal ID to the DTR replica. Random by default.
--replica-rethinkdb-cache-mb $RETHINKDB_CACHE_MB The maximum amount of space for rethinkdb in-memory cache use for the given replica in MB.
Default is auto. Auto is (available_memory - 1024) / 2.This config allows changing the rethinkdb cache usage per replica. You need to run it once per replica to change each one..    
--ucp-ca $UCP_CA Use a PEM-encoded TLS CA certificate for UCP.Download the UCP TLS CA certificate from https:// /ca, and use --ucp-ca "$(cat ca.pem)".
--ucp-insecure-tls $UCP_INSECURE_TLS Disable TLS verification for UCP.The installation uses TLS but always trusts the TLS certificate used by UCP, which can lead to man-in-the-middle attacks. For production deployments, use --ucp-ca “$(cat ca.pem)” instead.
--ucp-node $UCP_NODE The hostname of the UCP node to deploy DTR. Random by default.You can find the hostnames of the nodes in the cluster in the UCP web UI, or by running ‘docker node ls’ on a UCP manager node..
--ucp-password $UCP_PASSWORD The UCP administrator password.
--ucp-url $UCP_URL The UCP URL including domain and port.
--ucp-username $UCP_USERNAME The UCP administrator username.
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