I followed the installation instructions for Docker Swarm since I already had another container for another app running on my Digital Ocean droplet.
I now have a plain Frappe site running and I feel like I’m missing the instructions to get ERPNext installed with it. I logged in to get started, expecting to be able to add modules in and then realized ERPNext just straight up did not come with all that ERPNext configuration I thought I was prepping for.
In the Docker environment, it doesn’t seem I have access to
bench or any of the other commands I’ve seen suggested for different approaches to installation.
I did a lot of troubleshooting to get this far and now have a successful Frappe site running, but I have no clues as to how to proceed from here! Is there one last installation manual I’m somehow missing? Did I fudge something to somehow not get ERPNext by following these instructions?
I appreciate the guidance
Can you send output of docker ps output?
If you followed this then
INSTALL_APPS variable may be missing.
Check the new site creation operation frappe_docker/site-operations.md at main · frappe/frappe_docker · GitHub
bench is combination of frappe/bench commands and some commands internal to frappe source code → bench_helper.py.
Certain bench commands are available, exec into the container and run
bench --help from the
~/frappe-bench/sites directory itself.
INSTALL_APPS in my Portainer container worked perfectly! I’ve attached a screenshot of my Portainer settings in case anyone else comes through with the same question in the future.
I had to delete the old database and site folder under /var/www/html/sites/installationdomain.com first for the “add site” container to run, but after that, it went as expected!
I am still not finding this but it seems that I do not need it for now, so I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it!
erpnext-python container to run bench helper commands.
I think you are in erpnext-nginx container
sites directory is common volume mounted in both containers.
Aha! This did it! Thank you so much for all your help today. I am sure I’ll be back around at some point with more questions but so far it looks like I have the software up and running and it’s time to learn the front-end elements.
Your post has helped me a lot thank you!
I reached the same stage (https access to Frappe not ERPNEXT) and added INSTALL_APPS=erp.mysite.com in the last step of Docker Swarm installation " Create new site job" as described in
Is this correct or I have to add this env variable in the " Deploy Frappe/ERPNext" step?
But the site never goes up.
I see you mentioned “I had to delete the old database and site folder” , I don’t have this path . How can I delete this from Docker Swarm ?
INSTALL_APPS variable is used to install list of apps on site, it is not name of the site.
It won’t work with
you need to exec into mariadb container and drop database.
you need to exec into erpnext-python container and delete the
Thank you. You are right, this is what I did but was just a typo.
So, I add this env variable in the last step “” Create new site job" not in the " Deploy Frappe/ERPNext" step. Correct?
Thank you so much @revant_one for your help.
Actually I don’t know the commands to do this , it’s a fresh site so I will remove the two stacks “frappe-mariadb” and " frappe-bench-v13" and create them again. I will also delete all the unused volumes.
I guess this will lead to dropping the database and deleting the erp.mysite.com directory. Am I right?
yes, removing all stacks and volume will reset everything.
If you already have portainer use the ui to get into containers and execute commands.
Stacks > frappe-bench-v13 > Services section :
example exec into mariadb container:
Thanks @revant_one this worked perfectly and I got two ERPNEXT sites up on my Docker Swarm.
And thanks @annedorko for raising the subject.
I’m interested to know how to use more nodes to scale up a multi tenant installation.
I’ve created two sites, both are up and running, but they don’t belong to the created stack “frappe-bench-v13” , is this ok ?
Containers are separate.
They’re connected by networks and volumes
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