Setting up WizBot on Docker

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Before you start ...

... If your PC falls under any of the following cases, please grab Docker Toolbox instead.

For Windows [Download Link] - Any Windows version without Hyper-V Support - Windows 10 Home Edition - Windows 8 and earlier

For Mac [Download Link] - Any version between 10.8 “Mountain Lion” and 10.10.2 "Yosemite"


Fool-proof Quick start guide - Just want to get things working

Just copy everything down below (in one block of text), and paste it to your console, and it should perform it's magic on its own.

docker pull wizkiller96/wizdecker:latest
docker stop wizbot
docker cp wizbot:/root/wizbot/credentials.json credentials.json
docker cp wizbot:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data/WizBot.db WizBot.db
docker rm wizbot
docker create --name=wizbot -v /wizbot/conf:/root/wizbot -v /wizbot/data/:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data wizkiller96/wizdecker:latest
docker cp credentials.json wizbot:/root/wizbot
docker cp WizBot.db wizbot:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data/WizBot.db
docker start -a wizbot

First time install might encounter a few errors along the way (Namely step 2, 3, 4, 5, 8), this is to be expected, as you do not have the settings/files set up.

Step-by-step Explanation

1. Grabbing the latest build

Command: docker pull wizkiller96/wizdecker:latest

This will grab the latest WizBot Docker image file from the internet and get ready to be used later.

2. Stopping any existing WizBot container

Command: docker stop wizbot

This will stop previously running docker container (if exist)

3. Backup your credentials.json file

Command: docker cp wizbot:/root/wizbot/credentials.json credentials.json

Technically speaking, you do not need to run this. But for the sake of fool-proof, this would make a copy of the credentials.json from the docker container and put it to your home folder.

4. Backup your WizBot.db file

Command: docker cp wizbot:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data/WizBot.db WizBot.db

Again, you most likely do not need to run this. But for the sake of fool-proof, this would make a copy of the WizBot.db from the docker container and put it to your home folder.

5. Remove the current WizBot container

Command: docker rm wizbot

This will delete the bot container, along with any of its settings inside. (That's why we made the backup of the two important files above)

6. Creating a new WizBot container with updated files

Command: docker create --name=wizbot -v /wizbot/conf:/root/wizbot -v /wizbot/data/:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data wizkiller96/wizdecker:latest

This command will build a new wizbot container based on the files we've pulled from __Step 1__.

And it will link two folders from your local drive and store the data within. Namely your __credentials.json__, which is saved under __/wizbot/conf__, and __WizBot.db__, which is saved under __/wizbot/data__.

However, in the case if you did not create the folders before hand, or if you were using Windows and did not set up permission right, no files will be generated. (This is why there's the fool-proof steps 3, 4, 7 and 8)

7. Copy credentials.json file back into the container

Command: docker cp credentials.json wizbot:/root/wizbot

Technically speaking, if the file exists in /wizbot/conf, then you do not need to run this. But for the sake of fool-proof, this command makes a copy of the credentials.json from your home folder and it'll be placed in the docker container.

8. Copy WizBot.db database back into the container

Command: docker cp WizBot.db wizbot:/opt/WizBot/src/WizBot/bin/Release/netcoreapp2.0/data/WizBot.db

As I've been saying, this is yet another redundent step, just to make the whole thing fool-proof. This command copies the database with all the user info (such as the currency, experience, level, waifus, etc) and put it into the container.

9. Start the bot!

Command: docker start -a wizbot

This would start the bot and attach the output of the bot on screen, similiar to you running docker logs -f wizbot after the bot has started.

Additional Info

If you have any issues with the docker setup, please ask in #help channel on our Discord server but indicate you are using the docker.

For information about configuring your bot or its functionality, please check the documentation.