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Official containers:


sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli

sudo systemctl enable docker

Images and Containers

Images are not yet running containers including one application and the os fundamentals for it.

Containers are running or sleeping instances of applications that are enclosed by the container.

Setting up images

Create directory wherever you want. Copy config files for the service to the directory. cd to that directory

Create Dockerfile in the dir. Example File for Samba container:

Build image:

docker build -t <<repository>>/<<tag>> .

repository may be somethin like a name that explaines the containers purpose (samba_debian) the tag my be a version

Managing images

Show images on host:

docker images

Remove image (get id with command above):

docker image rm <<Image ID>>

Get official image and keep it locally (for images that you use often). E.g. debian:

docker pull debian

Managing containers

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Run the following command to start a container based on your new image:

docker run --publish 8000:8080 --detach --name <<name>><<repository>>:<<tag>>

There are a couple of common flags here:

Start container with interactive shell:

docker run -it <<repository>>:<<tag>> /bin/bash

Stop container:

docker stop <<name>>

Show all containers on host:

docker ps -a

Show running containers on host:

docker ps

Remove container:

docker rm <<container name>>