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LimeSurvey - the most popular Free Open Source Software survey tool on the web. This docker image easies LimeSurvey installation. It includes a MySQL database as well as a web server. This is the most downloaded limesurvey container, but I don't have time to maintain it anymore. I am looking for a new maintainer

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LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey - the most popular Free Open Source Software survey tool on the web.

https://www.limesurvey.org/en/

This docker image easies limesurvey installation. It includes a MySQL database as well a web server.

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Usage

To run limesurvey in 80 port just:

docker pull crramirez/limesurvey:latest
docker run -d --name limesurvey -p 80:80 crramirez/limesurvey:latest

The latest image was upgraded to limesurvey 3, to continue using limesurvey 2 use:

docker pull crramirez/limesurvey:2
docker run -d --name limesurvey -p 80:80 crramirez/limesurvey:2
  1. Go to a browser and type http://localhost
  2. Click Next until you reach the Database configuration screen
  3. Then enter the following in the field:
  • Database type MySQL
  • Database location localhost
  • Database user root
  • Database password
  • Database name limesurvey #Or whatever you like
  • Table prefix lime_ #Or whatever you like

You are ready to go.

Environment variables

To run limesurvey in a different http location set the HTTP_LOCATION environment variable.

docker run -d --name limesurvey -p 80:80 -e HTTP_LOCATION="surveys" crramirez/limesurvey:latest

Limesurvey will then be available via http://localhost/surveys.

Database in volumes

If you want to preserve data in the event of a container deletion, or version upgrade, you can assign the MySQL data into a named volume:

docker volume create --name mysql
docker run -d --name limesurvey -v mysql:/var/lib/mysql -p 80:80 crramirez/limesurvey:latest

If you delete the container simply run again the above command. The installation page will appear again. Don't worry just put the same parameters as before and limesurvey will recognize the database.

Upload folder

If you want to preserve the uploaded files in the event of a container deletion, or version upgrade, you can assign the upload folder into a named volume:

docker volume create --name upload
docker run -d --name limesurvey -v upload:/app/upload -v mysql:/var/lib/mysql -p 80:80 crramirez/limesurvey:latest

If you delete the container simply run again the above command. The installation page will appear again. Don't worry just put the same parameters as before and limesurvey will recognize the database and the uploaded files including images.

Using Docker Compose

You can use docker compose to automate the above command if you create a file called docker-compose.yml and put in there the following:

version: '2'
services:
  limesurvey:
    ports:
      - "80:80"
    volumes:
      - mysql:/var/lib/mysql
      - upload:/app/upload
    image:
      crramirez/limesurvey:latest
volumes:
  mysql:
  upload:

To run:

docker-compose up -d

The GitHub repository includes this docker-compose.yml file which you can use to setup a basic container structure. You can add a docker-compose.override.yml to edit the default configuration.

Separated containers

MySQL

The repository also contains a Docker Compose configuration which builds a separate MySQL-container named docker-compose.mysql.yml.

Warning: The docker-compose.mysql.yml contains default MySQL database credentials. It is highly recommended to change these in a production environment.

To run with a separate MySQL-container:

export COMPOSE_FILE=docker-compose.mysql.yml
docker-compose up -d
  1. Go to a browser and type http://localhost
  2. Click Next until you reach the Database configuration screen
  3. Then enter the following in the field:
  • Database type MySQL
  • Database location mysql
  • Database user root
  • Database password limesurvey
  • Database name limesurvey #Or whatever you like
  • Table prefix lime_ #Or whatever you like

PostgreSQL

The repository also contains a Docker Compose configuration which builds a separate PostgreSQL-container named docker-compose.pgsql.yml.

Warning: The docker-compose.pgsql.yml contains default PostgreSQL database credentials. It is highly recommended to change these in a production environment.

To run with a separate PostgreSQL-container:

export COMPOSE_FILE=docker-compose.pgsql.yml
docker-compose up -d
  1. Go to a browser and type http://localhost
  2. Click Next until you reach the Database configuration screen
  3. Then enter the following in the field:
  • Database type PostgreSQL
  • Database location pgsql
  • Database user postgres
  • Database password limesurvey
  • Database name limesurvey #Or whatever you like
  • Table prefix lime_ #Or whatever you like

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LimeSurvey - the most popular Free Open Source Software survey tool on the web. This docker image easies LimeSurvey installation. It includes a MySQL database as well as a web server. This is the most downloaded limesurvey container, but I don't have time to maintain it anymore. I am looking for a new maintainer

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