Installing on Docker

Installing on Docker

This documentation details the process of working with Zoho Analytics On-Premise for Docker. 

Deploy Zoho Analytics On-Premise on Docker

You can download Zoho Analytics On-Premise on Docker easily. Follow the steps below to download the image and run the container in Docker.

Step 1: In the download page, choose Docker from the Deploy on drop down, and click Download Now.

Step 2: Copy the Docker pull command that appears in the Docker Hub page.

Step 3: Run the copied command docker pull zohoanalytics/onprem to download the docker image. 

You can list the downloaded images using the following command: docker images

Step 4: Before starting the docker container, create a directory on your server to store periodic backups of Zoho Analytics On-Premise. This will prevent data loss if the container is killed intermittently. This step is highly recommended.
Note: Periodic application backups will be moved to this new directory (in the local machine) automatically to avoid loss of data when the container is killed.

Step 5: To start your docker container, use the below command. The backup directory in our example is C:\Zoho\MyBackup and the container name is onprem.
docker run -d -p 8443:8443 -v C:\MyBackup:/home/zaop/Zoho/Analytics/Backup --name=onprem zohoanalytics/onprem

In addition to starting the docker container, this command performs the following actions:

  • Maps the ports of the docker container and the host server.

  • Links the Zoho Analytics On-Premise backup folder to the backup folder C:\Zoho\MyBackup present on the host server.

Note: If you are running Docker on Windows, the below popup appears. Click Share it to proceed.

You can check the containers that are running using the following command: docker ps

Step 6: Execute an interactive bash shell on the downloaded container using the following command: docker exec -it onprem bash

Step 7: Before starting the application, switch to the Zoho/Analytics/bin directory.

Step 8: Start Zoho Analytics On-Premise using the command: nohup sh run &. Use the command disown to remove jobs from the job table of the parent shell.

Note: To stop the application, use the following command: sh shutdown

Step 9: Once the application has started, you can access the application from a web-browser using the following URL.

https://<serverIP address>:8443 (replace <server IP address> with the docker IP address)

Use the following credentials in the screen that appears to login to Zoho Analytics On-Premise. Please change the default password upon login.
Username: admin
Password: admin

Backup the database

Zoho Analytics On-Premise automatically backs up data every day, and stores the data in the Zoho/Analytics/Backup directory.  
Sample file name: OfflineBackup_20200706134016.ezip (The number appended is the backup time stamp)

Running ad hoc backups

Follow the steps below to back up your Zoho Analytics On-Premise data per your requirements. 

Step 1: Execute an interactive bash shell on the container using the command docker exec -it demobackup bash.

Step 2: To start the backup, change the directory to Zoho/Analytics/bin, and execute this command sh

Once a complete backup is taken, the following screen appears. 

Step 3: Copy the masterIV and masterKey to the product's default backup directory. These files are required to decrypt the restored database. 

Restore backup

Follow the steps below to restore a backup file. 

Step 1: Copy the backup folder to the home directory /home/zaop.

Step 2: Execute an interactive bash shell on the container as a root user using the command docker exec -it --user=root demorestore bash, and change the ownership of your backup folder.

Step 3: Change the directory to Zoho/Analytics/bin and execute the interactive bash shell on the container using the command docker exec -it demorestore bash.

Step 4: To restore the backup, use the command sh, followed by the full directory path of the backup file and its password. 

Note: The password is the name of the backup file in reverse.

This is how the command would appear: sh /home/zaop/MyBackup/OfflineBackup_20200715.ezip -p 51700202_pukcaBenilffO

The following screen appears after restoring the backup file successfully. 

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