Gitea is great when you want a fast, light and yet user-friendly git repositories. Alternatives would be Gogs, Gitlab or even Github.
Gitea documentation tells you to use
docker exec to perform a backup. However, this prevents you from using an additional volume to dump the backup into.
Instead, I prefer to use a similar command using
docker run. Assuming the following:
- the container network is called
gitea_default, you only need this if you use an external database such as MySQL
- the container is called
- the backup directory is in the current directory and named
docker run --rm -it --network gitea_default --volumes-from gitea --volume $(pwd)/backups:/backups --user git --workdir /backups --entrypoint '/app/gitea/gitea' gitea/gitea:1.15.10 dump -c /data/gitea/conf/app.ini