Deploy a release (Docker)

A RadGrad release contains two services: RadGrad (the Meteor application), and MongoDB (the backend database system).

Deployment is the process of bringing up these services on a production server.

We utilize Docker to manage deployment.

We publish the Docker Image for the RadGrad service to the RadGrad organization at DockerHub.


Windows-based deployment is not supported.

Bring up services

cd into the radgrad-docker directory, where you should find a script called To make it executable, invoke:

$ chmod 775

Invoke it with:

$ ./

This will download all the latest official public images for the two RadGrad services, and run them. The output should look like this:

$ ./
Creating network "opq-docker_default" with the default driver
Pulling mongo (mongo:4.0.5)...
4.0.5: Pulling from library/mongo
7b722c1070cd: Pull complete
5fbf74db61f1: Pull complete
ed41cb72e5c9: Pull complete
7ea47a67709e: Pull complete
778aebe6fb26: Pull complete
3b4b1e0b80ed: Pull complete
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eab01fe8ebf8: Pull complete
e5758d5381b1: Pull complete
a795f1f35522: Pull complete
67bc6388d1cd: Pull complete
89b55f4f3473: Pull complete
10886b20b4fc: Pull complete
Pulling radgrad (radgrad/radgrad:2.0.8)...
2.0.8: Pulling from radgrad/radgrad
f189db1b88b3: Pull complete
3d06cf2f1b5e: Pull complete
687ebdda822c: Pull complete
99119ca3f34e: Pull complete
e771d6006054: Pull complete
b0cc28d0be2c: Pull complete
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596c5fb5e7e7: Pull complete
cafea2ea58df: Pull complete

Verify installation

Invoke the docker ps command to verify that all RadGrad containers are running. It should look similar to this:

$ docker ps
6d0666c48674 certbot/certbot "/bin/sh -c 'trap ex…" 17 seconds ago Up 16 seconds 80/tcp, 443/tcp radgrad-docker_certbot_1
a5cb7edeaeff radgrad/radgrad:2.0.0 "docker-entrypoint.s…" 19 seconds ago Restarting (1) 1 second ago radgrad-docker_radgrad_1
91e903641fa1 mongo:4.0.5 "docker-entrypoint.s…" 24 seconds ago Up 19 seconds>27017/tcp radgrad-mongo

In addition, you should also check the RadGrad service by opening up your web browser and going to http://production-server:8888.

Update to a new release

To update to a new release, cd to the opq-docker directory on your production server and invoke:

$ git pull origin master

This updates the .env file to specify the new version of the RadGrad (or MongoDB) release.

To restart the services with the updated release, invoke:

$ ./
Last updated on by Philip Johnson