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Running docker-compose as a systemd service

Running docker-compose as a systemd service

Files

File Purpose
/etc/compose/docker-compose.yml Compose file describing what to deploy
/etc/systemd/system/docker-compose.service Service unit to start and manage docker compose
/etc/systemd/system/docker-compose-reload.service Executing unit to trigger reload on docker-compose.service
/etc/systemd/system/docker-compose-reload.timer Timer unit to plan the reloads

Installation

Put the above mentioned files in the corresponding places and let systemd load them:

# systemctl daemon-reload
# systemctl enable docker-compose docker-compose-reload
# systemctl start docker-compose docker-compose-reload
[Unit]
Description=Refresh images and update containers
[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/bin/systemctl reload docker-compose.service
[Unit]
Description=Refresh images and update containers
Requires=docker-compose.service
After=docker-compose.service
[Timer]
OnCalendar=*:0/15
[Install]
WantedBy=timers.target
[Unit]
Description=Docker Compose container starter
After=docker.service network-online.target
Requires=docker.service network-online.target
[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/etc/compose
Type=oneshot
RemainAfterExit=yes
ExecStartPre=/usr/local/bin/docker-compose pull --quiet --parallel
ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/docker-compose up -d
ExecStop=/usr/local/bin/docker-compose down
ExecReload=/usr/local/bin/docker-compose pull --quiet --parallel
ExecReload=/usr/local/bin/docker-compose up -d
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
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