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On a Raspberry Pi#

This tutorial is for Raspberry Pi owner who wants to install Gladys with Docker.

Install Docker on the Raspberry Pi#

curl -sSL https://get.docker.com | sh
sudo usermod -aG docker pi

Then exit your SSH session, and login again.

Start Gladys#

Simply start a Gladys container:

docker run -d \
--log-opt max-size=10m \
--restart=always \
--privileged \
--network=host \
--name gladys \
-e NODE_ENV=production \
-e SERVER_PORT=80 \
-e TZ=Europe/Paris \
-e SQLITE_FILE_PATH=/var/lib/gladysassistant/gladys-production.db \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /var/lib/gladysassistant:/var/lib/gladysassistant \
-v /dev:/dev \
-v /run/udev:/run/udev:ro \
gladysassistant/gladys:v4

Note:

  • -e TZ=Europe/Paris => Timezone used by container. Feel free to consult this list on wikipedia if you need to change this value.

Accessing Gladys#

You can access Gladys directly by typing the IP of your Raspberry Pi in your browser. To find the IP, just type ifconfig on the Raspberry Pi shell, or you can use a network scanner app to find the IP (Network Scanner on Android or iNet on iOS)

Auto-Upgrade Gladys with Watchtower#

You can use Watchtower to upgrade automatically Gladys when a new version is available. To do so, start a Watchtower container:

docker run -d \
--name watchtower \
--restart=always \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
containrrr/watchtower \
--cleanup --include-restarting

On any system#

You can run Gladys on any system:

  • A Synology NAS
  • A VM
  • Any Linux machine
  • On MacOS
  • On Windows

Install Docker#

I recommend going to the docker documentation and looking for instructions for your system.

Start Gladys#

Run the command:

docker run -d \
--log-opt max-size=10m \
--restart=always \
--privileged \
--network=host \
--name gladys \
-e NODE_ENV=production \
-e SERVER_PORT=80 \
-e TZ=Europe/Paris \
-e SQLITE_FILE_PATH=/var/lib/gladysassistant/gladys-production.db \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /var/lib/gladysassistant:/var/lib/gladysassistant \
-v /dev:/dev \
-v /run/udev:/run/udev:ro \
gladysassistant/gladys:v4

You can edit the open ports / network mode depending of your system.