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NodeBB in the Docker

NodeBB Forum Software is powered by Node.js and supports either Redis, MongoDB, or a PostgreSQL database. It utilizes web sockets for instant interactions and real-time notifications. NodeBB has many modern features out of the box such as social network integration and streaming discussions, while still making sure to be compatible with older browsers.

Available tags

Stable releases

latest, v1.15.1, v1.15.0, v1.14.3, v1.14.2 ...

Beta releases

beta, v1.15.1-beta.0, v1.15.0-rc.4, v1.15.0-rc.3, v1.15.0-beta.30 ...

Images delivers through two registries, DockerHub and GitHub Container Registry.

Features

  • Auto installation
  • Auto upgrade when you update image
  • Persistant storage support (official NodeBB image haven't that)

Quick start

Run using Mongo database

docker run --name nodebb -d -p 4567:4567 \
    -v ./data:/data \
    -e URL="http://mynodebb.com" \
    -e DATABASE="mongo" \
    -e DB_HOST="host.docker.internal" \
    -e DB_USER="mongo_user" \
    -e DB_PASSWORD="mongo_pass" \
    -e DB_PORT="27017" \
    nibrev/nodebb:latest

Run using Redis

docker run --name nodebb -d -p 4567:4567 \
    -v ./data:/data \
    -e URL="http://localhost" \
    -e DATABASE="redis" \
    -e DB_NAME="0" \
    -e DB_HOST="host.docker.internal" \
    -e DB_PASSWORD="redis_pass" \
    -e DB_PORT="6379" \
    nibrev/nodebb:latest

Run using docker-compose

There is basic docker-compose example to run NodeBB using Redis database.

version: '3.1'
services:
  nodebb:
    image: ghcr.io/rez0n/nodebb:latest
    restart: unless-stopped
    environment:
      URL: "http://localhost"
      DATABASE: "redis"
      DB_NAME: "0"
      DB_HOST: "redis"
      DB_PORT: "6379"
    volumes:
      - ./data/nodebb:/data
    networks:
      - nodebb
    ports:
      - "4567:4567"

  redis:
    image: redis
    restart: unless-stopped
    volumes:
      - ./data/redis:/data
    networks:
      - nodebb

networks:
  nodebb:
    driver: bridge

Run in k8s

This image was adjusted to run in k8s clusters. Example manifest below, you can find full manifests in the k8s-manifests directory.

---
apiVersion: v1
kind: PersistentVolumeClaim
metadata:
  name: beta-nodebb-pv-claim
  namespace: nodebb
  labels:
    app: nodebb
spec:
  storageClassName: local-path
  accessModes:
    - ReadWriteMany
  resources:
    requests:
      storage: 1Gi
---
apiVersion: apps/v1
kind: Deployment
metadata:
  name: nodebb
  namespace: nodebb
  labels:
    app: nodebb
spec:
  selector:
    matchLabels:
      app: nodebb
      tier: frontend
  strategy:
    type: Recreate
  template:
    metadata:
      labels:
        app: nodebb
        tier: frontend
    spec:
      containers:
        - image: nibrev/nodebb:beta
          imagePullPolicy: Always
          name: nodebb
          env:
            - name: DATABASE
              value: "redis"
            - name: DB_NAME
              value: "1"
            - name: DB_HOST
              value: redis
            - name: DB_PORT
              value: "6379"
            - name: URL
              value: "http://node.157.230.78.171.nip.io"
          ports:
            - containerPort: 4567
              name: nodebb
          volumeMounts:
            - name: beta-nodebb-pv
              mountPath: /data
      volumes:
        - name: beta-nodebb-pv
          persistentVolumeClaim:
            claimName: beta-nodebb-pv-claim

---
apiVersion: v1
kind: Service
metadata:
  name: nodebb
  namespace: nodebb
  labels:
    app: nodebb
spec:
  selector:
    app: nodebb
    tier: frontend
  ports:
    - port: 80
      targetPort: 4567

---
apiVersion: extensions/v1beta1
kind: Ingress
metadata:
  name: nodebb
  namespace: nodebb
spec:
  rules:
    - host: node.157.230.78.171.nip.io
      http:
        paths:
          - path: /
            backend:
              serviceName: nodebb
              servicePort: 80

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