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ArchiveBox is a self-hosted internet archiving solution to collect and save sites you wish to view offline.

Archivebox Screenshot

Features include:

  • Uses standard formats such as HTML, JSON, PDF, PNG
  • Ability to autosave to
  • Supports Scheduled importing
  • Supports Realtime importing

Archivebox Requirements


Already deployed:



Setup data locations

First, we create a directory to hold the data which archivebox will store:

mkdir /var/data/archivebox
mkdir /var/data/config/archivebox
cd /var/data/config/archivebox

Create docker-compose.yml

Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3), something like the example below:

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version: '3.2'

        image: archivebox/archivebox
        command: server --quick-init
            - 8000:8000
          - traefik_public
            - PUID=1000
            - PGID=1000
            - TZ=Pacific/Auckland
            - USE_COLOR=True
            - SHOW_PROGRESS=False
            # traefik common
            - traefik.enable=true
            # traefikv1
            - traefik.port=8000     
            # traefikv2
            - "traefik.http.routers.archive.rule=Host(``)"
            - "traefik.http.routers.archive.entrypoints=https"
            - "" 
          - /var/data/archivebox:/data

    external: true

Initalizing Archivebox

Once you have created the docker file you will need to run the following command to configure archivebox and create an account. docker run -v /var/data/archivebox:/data -it archivebox/archivebox init --setup


Launch Archivebox!

Launch the Archivebox stack by running docker stack deploy archivebox -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>

Chef's notes 📓

  1. The inclusion of Archivebox was due to the efforts of @bencey in Discord (Thanks Ben!) 

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