Can I populate the content of the Volume I created in Bluemix Containers?
I uploaded a Oracle11g DB image in my Bluemix Container registry.
I created a volume called oradbdata in IBM Containers using the CLI:
cf ic volume create oradbdata
Now I need to copy some content into this volume before running the container.
Is there anyway to access this volume and populate its content?
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When you start the container you can associate the volume to the desired container path; for example: volume oradbdata -> /var/lib/oradata. When the container then starts the /var/lib/oradata is mapped with your volume and, at that point, you can put data on it either at the start-up of the container or accessing the container via ssh.
I suggest adding your files into the container during the container build (e.g. into a /src directory). Then use a startup script for your app. In the script you would check if the mounted directory has the file(s) you need. If not then copy things over. Something like this:
#!/bin/bash # Test if the volume is empty if [ ! -f /mountpoint/testfile ]; then # Copy the contents from the container image into the volume cp -R /src/* /mountpoint fi # Now start the app here /usr/bin/myapp