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Docker for Gogs

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To keep your data out of Docker container, we do a volume(/var/gogs -> /data) here, and you can change it based on your situation.

# Pull image from Docker Hub.
$ docker pull gogs/gogs

# Create local directory for volume.
$ mkdir -p /var/gogs

# Use `docker run` for the first time.
$ docker run --name=gogs -p 10022:22 -p 10080:3000 -v /var/gogs:/data gogs/gogs

# Use `docker start` if you have stopped it.
$ docker start gogs 

Files will be store in local path /var/gogs in my case.

Directory /var/gogs keeps Git repoistories and Gogs data:

|-- git
|   |-- gogs-repositories
|-- ssh
|   |-- # ssh public/private keys for Gogs
|-- gogs
    |-- conf
    |-- data
    |-- log
    |-- templates


Most of settings are obvious and easy to understand, but there are some settings can be confusing by running Gogs inside Docker:

  • Repository Root Path: keep it as default value /home/git/gogs-repositories because start.sh already made a symbolic link for you.
  • Run User: keep it as default value git because start.sh already setup a user with name git.
  • Domain: fill in with Docker container IP(e.g.
  • SSH Port: Use the exposed port from Docker container. For example, your SSH server listens on 22 inside Docker, but you expose it by 10022:22, then use 10022 for this value.
  • HTTP Port: Use port you want Gogs to listen on inside Docker container. For example, your Gogs listens on 3000 inside Docker, and you expose it by 10080:3000, but you still use 3000 for this value.
  • Application URL: Use combination of Domain and exposed HTTP Port values(e.g.

Full documentation of settings can be found here.


If you see the following error:

checkVersion()] [E] Binary and template file version does not match

Run rm -fr /var/gogs/gogs/templates/ should fix this it. Just remember to backup templates file if you have made modifications youself.

Known Issues