Configuring Automatic Snipe-IT Backups in Docker

In a previous post, I had configured a CentOS host running Docker with multiple instances of Snipe-IT for inventory. While Snipe-IT provides a native way to complete backups via the command line, there isn’t a native way within the container or the Snipe-IT GUI to configure automated backups.

Because Docker containers are designed to only contain the necessary software to run an application, in the case of the Snipe-IT containers cron isn’t installed. The good thing is that the CentOS host does, so this can handle the scheduling portion of the backup task.

See past the jump for more info.

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