I have the following docker setup:
Web --> traefik --> frontend/api --> backend
I have a
docker-compose.yml that configures frontend/api and backend. The frontend has a http connection to the backend, by calling it with its container name
Now I want to scale the frontend and backend in parallel (2 frontends and 2 backends).
So I start it with:
docker-compose up -d --scale frontend=2 --scale backend=2
The traefik does the load balancing for the frontend. But now I can’t user container names to route from the frontend to the backend anymore.
How can I organize the routing between scaled containers with pure docker and docker-compose. (No swarm or kubernetes.)
A solution to scale only the backend but access all replicas round robin under the same hostname from the frontend might be half way of a solution already.
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