Required prerequisites to be installed: Docker Engine, Docker Compose

Use case #1

Run PostgreSQL container, use NodeJS from your local environment.


PostgreSQL port is mapped to your localhost, so you should not have PostgreSQL installed locally.

cd docker/development
docker-compose up

To run the containers on the background:

docker-compose up -d

In case you need to start with clean DB:

docker-compose down -v
docker-compose up -d

Use case #2

Run PostgreSQL container, build and run Ark-Core container.


Along with PostgreSQL container, now you have also NodeJS container which mounts your local ark-core git folder inside the container and installs all NPM prerequisites.

cd docker/$NETWORK (NETWORK = testnet || devnet)
docker-compose up -d

You can now enter your ark-core container and use nodejs in a Docker container (Linux environment).

docker exec -it ark-$NETWORK-core bash

Need to start everything from scratch and make sure there aren't any cached containers, images or volumes left, just use script.


Current files/preset are not Production ready. Official Production Ark-Core Docker images will be released soon after Ark-Core v2 goes live.

Last Updated: 11/6/2018, 9:29:48 AM