I have a cron job which dumps my influx database nightly before borg does a backup of it. It does that by running influx backup in the container with the command:

docker exec influx /usr/local/bin/influx backup /backups

Sometimes it works, and sometimes it gives the error OCI runtime exec failed: open /run/user/0/runc-process3412184934: no such file or directory: unknown.

It turns out this is because /run/user/0 doesn't exist unless root is logged in which is why sometimes it worked and other times it didn't depending on if I had a root shell open somewhere (like when I was testing the script). I use elogind and couldn't find any option to not delete the runtime directory, I guess systemd logind should be the same. I also tried setting XDG_RUNTIME_DIR but docker ignores that.
In the end I just got my script to check if /run/user/0 existed with:

if [ ! -d /run/user/0 ]; then 
    echo "Missing /run/user/0, creating it"
    mkdir -v /run/user/0

It might also work if I make sure that docker is run in a login shell and then elogind should handle the creation of the runtime directory for me.

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