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Plex docker container

What is Plex?

The free Plex Media Server simplifies your life by organizing all of your
personal media, making it beautiful and streaming it to all of your devices.

How to use this image

This Plex container will initialize the config directory and exit on first run.
When it has completed, edit
your_config_location/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Preferences.xml
to add your network to the allowed list (IE
allowedNetworks="" with your network range).

Restart the docker instance once more and proceed to setup plex at

For more detailed instructions please see the
plex site.

Hosting a Plex instance

sudo docker run -it --name plex -p 32400:32400 --tmp /run -d dperson/plex

OR use local storage:

sudo docker run -it --name plex -p 32400:32400 --tmp /run \
            -v /path/to/directory:/config \
            -v /path/to/media:/data \
            -d dperson/plex


sudo docker run -it --rm dperson/plex -h

Usage: [-opt] [command]
Options (fields in '[]' are optional, '<>' are required):
    -h          This help
    -t ""       Configure timezone
                possible arg: "[timezone]" - zoneinfo timezone for container

The 'command' (if provided and valid) will be run instead of plex

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES (only available with docker run)

  • TZ - As above, configure the zoneinfo timezone, IE EST5EDT
  • USERID - Set the UID for the app user
  • GROUPID - Set the GID for the app user


Any of the commands can be run at creation with docker run or later with
docker exec -it plex (as of version 1.3 of docker).

Setting the Timezone

sudo docker run -it --name plex -p 32400:32400 --tmp /run -d dperson/plex \
            -t EST5EDT

OR using environment variables

sudo docker run -it --name plex -e TZ=EST5EDT -p 32400:32400 --tmp /run -d \

Will get you the same settings as

sudo docker run -it --name plex -p 32400:32400 --tmp /run -d dperson/plex
sudo docker exec -it plex -t EST5EDT ls -AlF /etc/localtime
sudo docker restart plex

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If you have any problems with or questions about this image, please contact me
through a GitHub issue.

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