A collection of Dockerfiles and a docker-compose configuration to set up a
seedbox and personal media server.
Main credits go to Kelvin Chen who started the development of its own seedbox using Docker. Mine was first a fork of Kelvin's one, but I made some serious changes in the code and plan to add even more tools and services that keeping this project as a fork started to have less sense as code diverged.
Accessing a Service's Web Interface
x is the service you want to access.
Included services are:
- jackett (included in the sonarr image)
- h5ai (service accessible via
The front-end reverse proxy routes based on the lowest level subdomain (e.g.
deluge.example.com would route to deluge). Since this is how the router
works, it is recommended for you to get a top level domain. If you do not have
one, you can edit your domains locally by changing your hosts file or use a
browser plugin that changes the host header.
Note: Plex is also available directly through the
32400 port without going
through the reverse proxy. You will have to sign in with your plex.tv account
if you do this.
- Docker >= 1.13.0
- Install guidelines for Ubuntu 16.04: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-ubuntu-16-04
- Docker Compose >=v1.10.0
- Install guidelines for Ubuntu 16.04: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-docker-compose-on-ubuntu-16-04
- local-persist Docker plugin: installed directly on host (not in container). This is a volume plugin that extends the default local driver’s functionality by allowing you specify a mountpoint anywhere on the host, which enables the files to always persist, even if the volume is removed via `docker volume rm. Use systemd install for Ubuntu 16.04.
Before running, please create the volumes which will be statically mapped to the ones on the host:
$ sudo su -c "cd /; mkdir data; cd data; mkdir config; mkdir torrents"
$ docker-compose pull $ docker-compose up -d
docker-compose should manage all the volumes and network setup for you. If it
does not, verify that your docker and docker-compose version is updated.
Make sure you install the dependencies and finish configuration before doing
You may optionally build the images yourself instead of pulling by running
config.default file to
config and change the variables as desired.
The variables are all self-explanatory.
If you want to enable SSL, you would need to have your certificate and key be
/config/frontend/ssl.key respectively. The
frontend image includes a command
ssl-gen to automatically create self signed
certificates for you.
If you own PlexPass, you can get the docker image to auto-update to the latest
PlexPass version when the container starts up. This is arguably bad docker
practice since containers are supposed to be immutable, but in this case, I
think the convenience outweighs that. All you have to do is set the
PLEX_PASSWORD variables in the config file.
Where is my data?
All data is saved in the docker volumes
These volumes are mapped to the
torrents folders located in
/data on the host. You can change these static paths in the docker-compose.yml file.
Thanks to the local-persist Docker plugin, the data located in these volumes is persistent, meaning that volumes are not deleted, even when using the
docker-compose down command. It would be a shame to loose everything by running a simple docker command ;-)