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Based off of the original Musare, which utilized Meteor.

MusareNode now uses NodeJS, Express, VueJS and websockets - among other technologies. We have also implemented the ability to host Musare in Docker Containers.

The master branch is available at You can also find the staging branch at

Getting Started

Our Stack

  • NodeJS
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Nginx (not required)
  • VueJS


The frontend is a vue-cli generated, vue-loader single page app, that's served over Nginx or Express. The Nginx server not only serves the frontend, but can also serve as a load balancer for requests going to the backend.


The backend is a scalable NodeJS / Redis / MongoDB app. User sessions are stored in a central Redis server. All data is stored in a central MongoDB server. The Redis and MongoDB servers are replicated to several secondary nodes, which can become the primary node if the current primary node goes down.

We currently only utilize 1 backend, 1 MongoDB server and 1 Redis server running for production, though it is relatively easy to expand.


Below is a list of helpful tips / solutions we've collected while developing MusareNode.

Fixing the "couldn't connect to docker daemon" error

Some people have had issues while trying to execute the docker-compose command. To fix this, you will have to run docker-machine env default. This command will print various variables. At the bottom, it will say something similar to @FOR /f "tokens=*" %i IN ('docker-machine env default') DO @%i. Run this command in your shell. You will have to do this command for every shell you want to run docker-compose in (every session).

Calling Toasts

You can create Toast notifications using our custom package, toasters, using the following code:

import Toast from "toasters";
new Toast({ content: "Hi!", persistant: true });

Set user role

When setting up you will need to grant yourself the admin role, using the following commands:

docker-compose exec mongo mongo admin

use musare
db.users.update({username: "USERNAME"}, {$set: {role: "admin"}})

OR use the Linux script:



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