How to update passbolt pro using docker

I have installed docker pro with docker-compose using these instructions .
Now i would like to update to the latest version without losing my data, but i could not find any instruction on how to do that. Could you help me out?

Hi @frederik,

diego will help you out when he is back from lunch.
By the way, you can contact us directly to for pro support.

Hi Frederik!

If you are using this docker compose file then by default you will have 3 docker volumes created:

  • database_volume
  • gpg_volume
  • images_volume

This volumes contain your data so they are decoupled from the containers therefore deleting, updating a container shouldn’t delete any of your data. However I encourage you to make a backup of the data using your preferred backup tool.

  1. Mysql Backup
    For mysql data you can just create a mysql dump and save it in your host machine:
    docker-compose -f docker-compose-pro.yml exec passbolt mysqldump -u root -h db -pyour_password database_name > database_dump.sql
  2. GPG Keys backups/ Images backups
    For the gpg keys you can copy them out from the passbolt container, same process applies for for the images directory:
docker cp passbolt_docker_passbolt_1:/var/www/passbolt/config/gpg/serverkey.asc .
docker cp passbolt_docker_passbolt_1:/var/www/passbolt/config/gpg/serverkey_private.asc .

Once you have all your backups in a safe place you can rollout the upgrade.
Using composer and in order to provide the minimum downtime you can do the following:

  1. Edit your docker-compose-pro.yml file
    And change the following line (I’m supossing you are upgrading for 2.0.5-pro-debian to 2.0.7-pro-debian):
    image: passbolt/passbolt:2.0.5-pro-debian
    image: passbolt/passbolt:2.0.7-pro-debian
  2. Update the container:
    docker-compose -f docker-compose-pro.yml up --no-deps -d passbolt

The second command will pull the passbolt image and swap the old and new containers when the container is created so reducing the downtime of the upgrade process.

Hope this helps, if you have more specific issues for your pro setup please contact us through

Thank you very much.
I had some things set up slightly different, but your instructions worked very well :).
Maybe you could add this to the wiki for other users.

Thanks @frederik we will do it!

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