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Deploying Pingvin Share with Docker Compose

Introduction to Pingvin Share

Pingvin Share is a lightweight file sharing service, making it easy to host and share files through a simple and intuitive web interface. This guide will walk you through setting up Pingvin Share on your server using Docker Compose.

Docker Compose Configuration

Docker Compose File (docker-compose.yml)

Here's the Docker Compose configuration for deploying Pingvin Share:

version: '3.8'
services:
  pingvin-share:
    image: stonith404/pingvin-share
    restart: unless-stopped
    ports:
      - 3000:3000  # Exposes Pingvin Share on port 3000 of the host machine.
    volumes:
      - "./data:/opt/app/backend/data"  # Maps the host directory './data' to the container's data storage.
      - "./data/images:/opt/app/frontend/public/img"  # Specific path for image storage within the same data directory.

Configuration Details

  • Ports: The service is made available on port 3000 of the host, allowing you to access Pingvin Share via http://your-host-ip:3000.
  • Volumes:
  • ./data:/opt/app/backend/data: This volume mounts a host directory to the container where Pingvin Share stores its data files.
  • ./data/images:/opt/app/frontend/public/img: This maps a subdirectory of the same host directory specifically for storing images used by the Pingvin Share frontend.

Preparing Volume Directories

Before deploying the service, it's essential to create the necessary directories on the host machine. This prevents Docker from automatically creating them with root ownership, which could lead to permission issues.

Creating Directories

Run the following commands in the terminal to create the directories with the appropriate permissions:

mkdir -p ./data/images
  • mkdir -p ./data/images: Creates the data directory and the images subdirectory.

Deployment

Once the directories are prepared, you can deploy Pingvin Share using Docker Compose:

docker-compose up -d

This command starts the Pingvin Share service in detached mode, running in the background.

Accessing Pingvin Share

After deployment, Pingvin Share will be accessible via http://your-host-ip:3000. You can start uploading and sharing files immediately through its web interface.

Conclusion

Setting up Pingvin Share with Docker Compose is straightforward, provided the necessary directories are prepared in advance to avoid permission issues. This setup allows you to host a private file sharing service, enhancing your control over file distribution and access within your network.