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Memos is your gateway to superior note-taking, powered by Docker for reliability and simplicity. With Memos, you can effortlessly organize your thoughts, tasks, and ideas while ensuring your data stays secure and accessible.

This Docker Compose file sets up the Memos service using the latest Docker image. It guarantees that your Memos instance runs smoothly, even in the face of unexpected hiccups. By mapping port 5230 on your host to the internal 5230 port in the container, Memos becomes conveniently accessible through your web browser.

The use of Docker volumes plays a crucial role in preserving your Memos data and configurations. Your notes and settings are stored securely, unaffected by container updates or restarts. Furthermore, by mounting the Docker socket from your host into the container, Memos gains the ability to monitor other Docker containers on the same host, providing a holistic monitoring experience.

Docker Compose File

version: "3.0"
    image: neosmemo/memos:latest
    container_name: memos
      - ~/.memos/:/var/opt/memos
      - 5230:5230
  • Image: Specifies the Docker image "neosmemo/memos:latest" to be used for the Memos service.
  • Container Name: Sets the container's name to "memos" for easy reference and management.
  • Volumes: Maps the host directory "~/.memos/" to the container's "/var/opt/memos" directory, ensuring that your Memos data remains persistent.
  • Ports: Maps port 5230 on the host to the internal 5230 port in the container, allowing you to access Memos from your local machine.

Deploying the Compose

To start your Memos instance with Docker Compose, execute the following command:

docker-compose up -d

Run this command within the directory containing your Docker Compose file. It will initiate Memos as a detached background service, granting you the freedom to use your terminal for other tasks while keeping your Memos instance running smoothly.

Make sure you have Docker and Docker Compose installed on your system before running this command. Enjoy elevated note-taking with Memos and Docker!