Multi container balena devices.

Hello all. So, I have seen that you can create multiple containers within a particular balena app using docker-compose. However, the docker-compose files examples given appear to define a service and a dependency service. I don’t see why this wouldn’t be the case, but still wanted to ask anyway: Can one create and deploy a docker-compose file that defines two completely unrelated containers that do not depend on each other? Thanks.

Hi William,

You shouldn’t have any issues creating an app with multiple containers without dependencies between them. However, you won’t be able to update them separately. Deploying a new version of the app will update all of your containers together, as a single app.