Docker-compose volume

Hello !

I have a docker question. I just created my forest project using docker & noticed that the docker-compose file contains :

      - ./:/usr/src/app

Should I specify my Node.js (Express) app path ?

Thanks in advance.


Hi @nadiab, and welcome to our community :wave:

The shared volume is used only to share the lumber generate code between your host and the generated backend container, to ease code modifications you might want to do (Like adding smart actions, …).
If you are running docker-compose up directly in your lumber generated project folder, everything should work as expected.

You should not have anything to do with this if you want to keep the docker-compose file as it is.

Let me know if that answers your question :pray:

Hi @jeffladiray,

Thank you & thanks for reaching out !
I’m running docker-compose directly in my lumber project. I shouldn’t touch the docker-compose configuration then, am I right ?

Thanks again for your help.

Have a nice day

Hello @nadiab,

Exactly, this particular line in the docker-compose file is allowing docker to use your project’s files, so if you leave it as is, it will use the current directory as a source for the Forest Admin agent.


Okay ! Thank you @GuillaumeGautreau
I’m good then

Nice day !