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Docker Registry – Hub Mirror and Local Private

About

This is a simple Docker Compose system that lets one run 2 Docker Registries on the same system:

  • A Registry acting as a mirror for the Docker Hub
  • A Registry for private images, meant for local development and sharing between Docker hosts (including localhost as well as Docker Machines and Minikube)

How to use

Launch this just like any Compose system:

docker-compose up -d

Then, update your Docker host’s dockerd configuration to run with the --registry-mirror and --insecure-registry options. For example, on systems using /etc/default/docker for configuration:

# on systems using /etc/default/docker
DOCKER_OPTS="--registry-mirror=http://127.0.0.1:50000 --insecure-registry=192.168.42.1:50001"

And for systems using /etc/docker/daemon.json:

{
    "insecure-registries": ["192.168.42.1:50001"],
    "registry-mirrors": ["http://127.0.0.1:50000"]
}

The containers are configured to always restart, so one just needs to do this initial setup once, and it will retain across Docker host reboots.

Tips & Tricks

Using the same Registries across Docker Machines

My reference setup is a 6-node Docker Machine setup that I will configure into a Docker Swarm later. Since I’m using a libvirt/KVM setup where my main Docker Engine is on 192.168.122.1, I can set up my VMs like this:

for m in swarm-{manager,worker}-{1,2,3}; do
    docker-machine create ... \
                   --engine-registry-mirror=http://192.168.122.1:50000 \
                   --engine-insecure-registry http://192.168.122.1:50001 $m
done

Using external directories for registry volumes

If you wish to use your host’s directory for storing registry data instead of letting Compose make a named volume for you, just change the volumes settings of the registry containers. For example:

services:
  registry_mirror:
  ...
  volumes:
    - /my/mirror/directory:/var/lib/registry

See Also

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (C) Zak B. Elep.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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