A docker container for Neo4j is started as per the documentation and working properly using the following command:
$ docker run \ --detach \ --publish=7474:7474 \ --publish=7473:7473 \ --publish=7687:7687 \ --volume=$HOME/neo4j/data:/data \ --volume=$HOME/neo4j/logs:/logs \ --volume=$HOME/neo4j/ssl:/ssl \ --ulimit=nofile=40000:40000 \ --name=myname-neo4j \ neo4j:3.1.1
When I attempt to perform a
neo4j-admin dump of the database I get an error:
$ docker exec -ti myname-neo4j bin/neo4j-admin dump --database=graph.db --to=/home/name/myname.dump command failed: the database is in use -- stop Neo4j and try again
However, if the Neo4j process is stopped, which seems to be the only way to free the database, the container closes. This appears to be the expected behavior from Docker. Therefore, it appears to be impossible to call
neo4j-admin dump from within the container without the database being in use.
How can this be resolved while still using Docker?