I have been toying around with Docker for a few months now ever since I first bought a Raspberry Pi. It has been a great learning experience. Currently, I have over 20 self-hosted applications running in Docker. However, last week my power started to flicker and I began to wonder what would happen if my Raspberry Pi completely died?
Theia is an open-source integrated development environment that is web based and can be self-hosted on any server and easy deployed via docker. It allows you to pull any git repository make quick edits to files within your browser and push those changes back to a repository with ease. Theia supports multiple code languages and contains full featured integrated terminal.
Mounting NFS shares to docker containers allows me to access files on my NAS with applications such as NextCloud, SyncThing, Duplicati, and Plex. I prefer to mount NFS shares as docker volumes but the command to run is a little different than your typical ‘docker volume create’ command.
Home Assistant is open-source, self-hosted software that will allow you to control various devices in your home. It is extremely flexible and can be used to tie together multiple sensors and services to create the ultimate smart home. As I continue to learn about the functionality of Home Assistant I’ll add more posts about setting up sensors and other devices.
Bitwarden is an open-source password manager that can be self-hosted at home to keep your passwords and other private data secure. The official Bitwarden image only supports the amd64 architecture and I needed a container that I could run on my Raspberry Pi 4 cluster. Luckily I found Bitwarden_rs which is not as resource intensive as the official image and is perfect for small self-hosted environments.
While I typically use Gitlab to house my git repositories, I have been looking for a much lighter solution that can be installed as a Docker container on a Raspberry Pi 4. I’m just a hobbyist and was not able to take advantage of the advanced features that Gitlab has to offer. I wanted a solution that was lightweight, open-source, and cross-platform. After some research, I decided to install Gitea.
Docker has become one of the easiest ways to manage containerized apps on Linux, Mac and even Windows Machines. Personally, I use docker to self-host a ton of apps at home. I have it running on a couple of Raspberry Pi’s, as well as a windows machine. I wanted to share my installation experience.
I use Docker to run many applications on my network. Typically, in order to update an application, you have to shut down the Docker container, pull the latest image, and redeploy. If you have one or two Docker containers it shouldn’t be that much of an issue, right? But what if you have 50 Docker containers?