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Minecraft Server for docker
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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.


To quickly get your container up and running execute on of the following commands

To run minecraft without volume mount, run:

docker run -d --name=mc -p 25565:25565 rlenferink/minecraft /start

To run minecraft with volume mount, run:

docker run -d --name=mc -p 25565:25565 -v /mnt/minecraft:/data rlenferink/minecraft /start

Running minecraft with volume mount is to save your world data.

Running docker-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.

docker run -d --name=mc -p 25565:25565 -v /mnt/minecraft:/data rlenferink/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
type sudo docker ps and it will show up on the left side followed by the
image name which is rlenferink/minecraft:latest.

docker start <container_id>
docker stop <container_id>

Building docker-minecraft

Running this will build you a docker image with the latest version of both
docker-minecraft and Minecraft itself.

git clone
cd docker-minecraft
docker build -t rlenferink/minecraft .

Notes on the run command

  • -d allows this to run cleanly as a daemon, remove for debugging
  • -p is the port it connects to, -p host_port:docker_port
  • -v is the volume you are mounting -v host_dir:docker_dir
  • rlenferink/minecraft is how this docker image is called
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