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How to get config-file specified in application.properties running docker


I have my application.properties where I specified the path of my config file. I need to read this file during the runtime.

app.config = myApp/myConfig.conf

The file is in the root directory of my project. When I run my container, than my config file will not be found. How it is possible, that my container will find my config file by the path specified in my application.properties?

My dockerfile:

FROM  eclipse-temurin:17.0.8.1_1-jre
COPY ./target/myApp.jar app.jar
ENTRYPOINT ["java", "-jar", "app.jar"]

Build image:

docker build -t myApp:myApp .

Run docker:

docker run -p 8080:80 --name myAppContainer idOfImage

After executing docker run I got the error that myApp/myConfig.conf could not be found


Solution

  • You should copy your config file myApp/myConfig.conf into the image while building your image.

    Example1: if your file structure:

    Project Directory
    -- Dockerfile
    -- target
    ---- myApp.jar
    -- myApp
    ---- myConfig.conf
    

    Dockerfile (according to your file structure, copied .conf file path changes):

    FROM  eclipse-temurin:17.0.8.1_1-jre
    COPY ./target/myApp.jar app.jar
    COPY ./myApp/myConfig.conf ./myApp/myConfig.conf
    ENTRYPOINT ["java", "-jar", "app.jar"]
    

    Example2: if your file structure:

    Project Directory
    -- Dockerfile
    -- target
    ---- myApp.jar
    ---- myApp
    ------- myConfig.conf
    

    Dockerfile (according to your file structure, copied .conf file path changes):

    FROM  eclipse-temurin:17.0.8.1_1-jre
    COPY ./target/myApp.jar app.jar
    COPY ./target/myApp/myConfig.conf ./myApp/myConfig.conf
    ENTRYPOINT ["java", "-jar", "app.jar"]