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FileBrowser provides an interface for managing files on your server. Good replacement for file managers FileZilla WinSCP etc. It can be used to download, delete, preview, rename and edit various files. Also here it is possible to create users and assign rights to them. Create temporary links to files or folders.

In this article, we will look at how to install it in a Docker container using docker-compose as well.

Let's install Docker.

But first, you need to update the OS packages.

apt update

Install the necessary packages and add a new repository:

apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg-agent software-properties-common
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt key add -
add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) stable"

Update the packages with the new repository:

apt update

Now let's install Docker itself.

apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io

Let's check the version:

docker --version



Let's check the status:

systemctl status docker



If it does not start, then run:

systemctl start docker

And add to autorun.

systemctl enable docker


Install Docker Compose
For this project, version 1.25 will be enough for us.

curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.25.5/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin /docker-compose

Set permissions to launch.

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Check how Docker-Compose was installed:

docker-compose --version


Add a Linux user to the docker group:

usermod -aG docker $USER

Let's create a *.yaml file for Docker-Compose.

To navigate in the future in what we have installed, let's create a separate folder for this project in the /home directory and go to it.

mkdir /home/filebrowser && cd /home/filebrowser


You can also use a different directory to host this and other projects.

Let's use the repository to create the docker-compose.yaml file at https://hub.docker.com/r/filebrowser/filebrowser

Create a docker-compose.yaml or docker-compose.yml file,

vim docker-compose.yaml

And add the following code to it:

version: '3.3'
services: filebrowser: container_name: filebrowser volumes: - /:/srv - /root/filebrowser/datbase/filebrowser.db:/database/filebrowser.db environment: - PUID=0 - PGID=0 ports: - 9090:80 restart: always
        image: filebrowser/filebrowser:s6


Where:

container_name: name of your container;
In the volumes block, we specify the paths along which the database will be saved and the folder with the files itself. In this example, / (root) is specified, which allows access to all files on the server.
ports: 9090 - the port that will be used to connect to the manager panel.


Also, before starting docker-compose, we will create a file for the filebrowser.db database along the path indicated in volumes - /root/filebrowser/database/
If this is not done, we will see an error in the logs: filebrowser.db is a directory.

Run the script (for this you need to be in the directory where our file was created. In this case, it is /home/filebrowser/):

docker-compose up -d

We are waiting for the download of images, and deployment.

We check:

docker-compose ps


or

docker ps


It can also be done with one command without using docker compose.
docker run -v /:/srv -v /root/filebrowser/datbase/filebrowser.db:/database/filebrowser.db -e PUID=0 -e PGID=0 -p 9090:80 -d filebrowser/filebrowser:s6

To view the logs, use the command

docker logs -f filebrowser


Now you can use the IP of your server and the port you specified, in this case it is 9090, to connect to the web interface.

For authorization use:
login: admin
password: admin



Happy use.