A nice and easy way to get a Minecraft server up and running using docker. For
help on getting started with docker see the official getting started guide.
For more information on Minecraft and check out it's website.
Running this will build you a docker image with the latest version of both
docker-minecraft and Minecraft itself.
git clone https://github.com/overshard/docker-minecraft cd docker-minecraft sudo docker build -t overshard/minecraft .
Running the first time will set your port to a static port of your choice so
that you can easily map a proxy to. If this is the only thing running on your
system you can map the port to 25565 and no proxy is needed. i.e.
-p=25565:25565 . If you want to enable the query protocol you need
to add another -p=25565:25565/udp to forward the UDP protocol on the
same port as well.
Also be sure your mounted directory on your host machine is
already created before running
mkdir -p /mnt/minecraft.
sudo docker run -d=true -p=25565:25565 -v=/mnt/minecraft:/data overshard/minecraft /start
From now on when you start/stop docker-minecraft you should use the container id
with the following commands. To get your container id, after you initial run
sudo docker ps and it will show up on the left side followed by the
image name which is
sudo docker start <container_id> sudo docker stop <container_id>
Notes on the run command
-vis the volume you are mounting
overshard/minecraftis simply what I called my docker build of this image
-d=trueallows this to run cleanly as a daemon, remove for debugging
-pis the port it connects to,