How to persist APIs After Restart of Gateway

We are installing Tyk Gateway via Docker, the question is… is there a way to preserve all of the APIs, Policies, Keys, etc if the container crashes?

Hello @billo-lm and welcome to the community.

Yes, you can use docker shared volumes or use SCM with CI/CD as mentioned on the thread

If you are using shared volumes and docker compose, then you should have something like this

    image: tykio/tyk-gateway:v3.1.2
      - '8080:8080'
      - '8081:8081'
      - './apis:/opt/tyk-gateway/apps'
      - './certs:/opt/tyk-gateway/certs'
      - './confs/gateway.conf:/opt/tyk-gateway/tyk.conf'
      - './policies/policies.json:/opt/tyk-gateway/policies/policies.json'
      - './middleware:/opt/tyk-gateway/middleware'

The setup above should preserve your API definition and policies as long as you have also setup file based mode for the APIs and policy in the gateway config file

  "app_path": "/opt/tyk-gateway/apps/",
  "policies": {
    "policy_source": "file",
    "policy_record_name": "/opt/tyk-gateway/policies/policies.json"

As for setting up persistent storage with your keys, this thread some good information.

Hope this helps

1 Like

Yeah that makes a ton of sense… and with EFS makes it super easy… don’t know why I didn’t think of that!!!

Thanks so much!!!