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Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP) is a suite of open-source business apps.
GitHub repo: https://github.com/odoo/docker
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Supported Docker versions:
the latest release (down to 1.6 on a best-effort basis)
What is Odoo?
Odoo, formerly known as OpenERP, is a suite of open-source business apps written in Python and released under the AGPL license. This suite of applications covers all business needs, from Website/Ecommerce down to manufacturing, inventory and accounting, all seamlessly integrated. It is the first time ever a software editor managed to reach such a functional coverage. Odoo is the most installed business software in the world. Odoo is used by 2.000.000 users worldwide ranging from very small companies (1 user) to very large ones (300 000 users).
How to use this image
This image requires a running PostgreSQL server.
Start a PostgreSQL server
$ docker run -d -e POSTGRES_USER=odoo -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=odoo --name db postgres:9.4
Start an Odoo instance
$ docker run -p 8069:8069 --name odoo --link db:db -t odoo
The alias of the container running Postgres must be db for Odoo to be able to connect to the Postgres server.
Stop and restart an Odoo instance
$ docker stop odoo $ docker start -a odoo
Stop and restart a PostgreSQL server
When a PostgreSQL server is restarted, the Odoo instances linked to that server must be restarted as well because the server address has changed and the link is thus broken.
Restarting a PostgreSQL server does not affect the created databases.
Run Odoo with a custom configuration
The default configuration file for the server (located at
/etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf) can be overriden at startup using volumes. Suppose you have a custom configuration at
$ docker run -v /path/to/config:/etc/odoo -p 8069:8069 --name odoo --link db:db -t odoo
Please use this configuration template to write your custom configuration as we already set some arguments for running Odoo inside a Docker container.
You can also directly specify Odoo arguments inline. Those arguments must be given after the keyword
-- in the command-line, as follows
$ docker run -p 8069:8069 --name odoo --link db:db -t odoo -- --db-filter=odoo_db_.*
Mount custom addons
You can mount your own Odoo addons within the Odoo container, at
$ docker run -v /path/to/addons:/mnt/extra-addons -p 8069:8069 --name odoo --link db:db -t odoo
Run multiple Odoo instances
$ docker run -p 8070:8069 --name odoo2 --link db:db -t odoo $ docker run -p 8071:8069 --name odoo3 --link db:db -t odoo
Please note that for plain use of mails and reports functionalities, when the host and container ports differ (e.g. 8070 and 8069), one has to set, in Odoo, Settings->Parameters->System Parameters (requires technical features), web.base.url to the container port (e.g. 127.0.0.1:8069).
Tweak these environment variables to easily connect to a postgres server:
HOST: The address of the postgres server. If you used a postgres container, set to the name of the container. Defaults to
PORT: The port the postgres server is listening to. Defaults to
USER: The postgres role with which Odoo will connect. If you used a postgres container, set to the same value as
POSTGRES_USER. Defaults to
PASSWORD: The password of the postgres role with which Odoo will connect. If you used a postgres container, set to the same value as
POSTGRES_PASSWORD. Defaults to
Docker Compose examples
docker-compose.yml file would be:
version: '2' services: web: image: odoo:10.0 depends_on: - db ports: - "8069:8069" db: image: postgres:9.4 environment: - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=odoo - POSTGRES_USER=odoo
If the default postgres credentials does not suit you, tweak the environment variables:
version: '2' services: web: image: odoo:10.0 depends_on: - mydb ports: - "8069:8069" environment: - HOST=mydb - USER=odoo - PASSWORD=myodoo mydb: image: postgres:9.4 environment: - POSTGRES_USER=odoo - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=myodoo
Here’s a last example showing you how to mount custom addons, how to use a custom configuration file and how to use volumes for the Odoo and postgres data dir:
version: '2' services: web: image: odoo:10.0 depends_on: - db ports: - "8069:8069" volumes: - odoo-web-data:/var/lib/odoo - ./config:/etc/odoo - ./addons:/mnt/extra-addons db: image: postgres:9.4 environment: - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=odoo - POSTGRES_USER=odoo - PGDATA=/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata volumes: - odoo-db-data:/var/lib/postgresql/data/pgdata volumes: odoo-web-data: odoo-db-data:
To start your Odoo instance, go in the directory of the
docker-compose.yml file you created from the previous examples and type:
docker-compose up -d
How to upgrade this image
Odoo images are updated on a regular basis to make them use recent releases (a new release of each version of Odoo is built every night). Please be aware that what follows is about upgrading from an old release to the latest one provided of the same major version, as upgrading from a major version to another is a much more complex process requiring elaborated migration scripts (see Odoo Enterprise Upgrade page or this community project which aims to write those scripts).
Suppose you created a database from an Odoo instance named old-odoo, and you want to access this database from a new Odoo instance named new-odoo, e.g. because you’ve just downloaded a newer Odoo image.
By default, Odoo 8.0 uses a filestore (located at /var/lib/odoo/filestore/) for attachments. You should restore this filestore in your new Odoo instance by running
$ docker run --volumes-from old-odoo -p 8070:8069 --name new-odoo --link db:db -t odoo
You can also simply prevent Odoo from using the filestore by setting the system parameter
db-storage in Settings->Parameters->System Parameters (requires technical features).
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