Fun with Dom12 on Docker on a Synology NAS

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
5 years ago, I asked the question: Could I get Domino to run in a VM on a Synology NAS. 5 years later and a few days reviewing documentation and settings, I now have 3 Domino servers running as Docker Containers on my Synology DS-718+ NAS, all managed with Portainer.

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It was a long journey, as I had to first learn more about Linux, and VMs and  Linux file attributes which were some big challenges. I also had to create many test servers to experiment with Docker commands to get the /local/notesdata volume mapped to a fixed volume outside of the container. This way, I can destroy the container and upgrade to rebuild with no loss of information. The only thing I have not yet gotten to work (more than once) is the new one-touch setup in Domino 12. I suspect that may be a problem between my keyboard and chair.


Anyway, I did not accomplish this alone. Several people in the Domino community were of help to me, mostly through their blogs and some answers email questions.

To all of you, thank you.

Discussion/Comments (4):

Palmi (): 07/15/2021 6:54:07
Fun with Dom12 on Docker on a Synology NAS

Hi Eric , Glade to see you are up and running vith Docker . I need to check out Portainer. Am running my dev environment on Docker. if you can point me to right direction with "get the /local/notesdata volume mapped to a fixed volume outside of the container." would be great. You have my Email. cheers


Eric Mack (http://www.NotesOnProductivity.com): 07/15/2021 8:32:40
Fun with Dom12 on Docker on a Synology NAS

Hi Palmi, I plan to share the commands I used. I want to be careful as I am not the expert, so there may be a better way, but I will share what worked for me.

Portainer is useful and nicer than Docker (to me).

As for drive mapping: the /local/notesdata is hard-coded in the Domino 12 provided container. So, after much experimentation, I found that I could map this to my /volume1/domino directory on my NAS by including this in the Docker Run command:

--volume /volume1/domino/ica-corp/dominodata:/local/notesdata

Then, when the Domino container looks for files in its /local/notesdata it will really be reaching outside of the container to the files on my NAS. I hope that helps. - Eric


Oliver Busse (http://oliverbusse.com): 07/15/2021 13:49:13
Fun with Dom12 on Docker on a Synology NAS

Hey guys, if you check out my blog you will find some compressed how-tos to get started with Domino on Docker using the HCL image - also using Portainer if you are like me and avoid too much console hacking ;-)


Eric Mack (http://www.NotesOnProductivity.com): 07/15/2021 17:16:20
Fun with Dom12 on Docker on a Synology NAS

Oliver, yours was one of the many blogs I consulted. Thanks.


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