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Setting Up Excalidraw with Docker Compose

Introduction to Excalidraw

Excalidraw is a virtual collaborative whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams with a hand-drawn feel. It's designed to be simple, intuitive, and to allow rapid collaboration.

Docker Compose Configuration for Excalidraw

This Docker Compose setup deploys Excalidraw in a Docker container, offering an isolated environment for your sketching and collaboration needs.

Docker Compose File (docker-compose.yml)

version: "3.8"

services:
  excalidraw:
    container_name: excalidraw
    image: excalidraw/excalidraw:latest
    ports:
      - "3030:80"
    restart: on-failure

Key Components of the Configuration

Service: Excalidraw

  • Image: excalidraw/excalidraw:latest is the Docker image used for Excalidraw.
  • Ports:
  • 3030:80 maps port 3030 on the host to port 80 in the container, where Excalidraw's web interface is accessible.
  • Restart Policy: on-failure ensures that the Excalidraw service restarts automatically in case of failure.

Deploying Excalidraw

  1. Save the Docker Compose configuration in a docker-compose.yml file.
  2. Run docker-compose up -d to start Excalidraw in detached mode.
  3. Access Excalidraw by navigating to http://<host-ip>:3030.

Configuring and Using Excalidraw

After deployment, Excalidraw is ready to use through its web interface, providing a collaborative platform for sketching and diagramming.

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