This chapter describes various operations that are specific to running Neo4j in a Docker container.
To install user-defined procedures, provide a /plugins volume containing the jars.
docker run --publish=7474:7474 --publish=7687:7687 --volume=$HOME/neo4j/plugins:/plugins neo4j:3.5
See Java Reference → Procedures for more details on procedures.
The Neo4j Shell can be run locally within a container using a command like this:
docker exec --interactive --tty <container> bin/cypher-shell
To determine the <container>, you can run
docker ps to list the currently running Docker containers.
From the results, use the
CONTAINER ID in place of <container>.
To pass a local file into Cypher Shell, you can run the following, again using the
CONTAINER ID identified above to replace <container>:
cat <local-file> | sudo docker exec --interactive <container> bin/cypher-shell -u <username> -p <password>
When you run the above, the contents of the <local-file> will be passed into the Docker container.
It will then run
bin/cypher-shell, and authenticate with the provided <username> and <password>.
For more information on using Cypher Shell, see Section 12.10, “Cypher Shell”.
To enable upgrades, set
For more details on upgrading, see: