I've started experimenting with Emby as an alternative to Plex, because of the advanced parental controls it offers. Based on my experimentation thus far, I have a "kid-safe" profile which automatically logs in, and only displays kid-safe content, based on ratings.
- Docker swarm cluster with persistent shared storage
- Traefik configured per design
- DNS entry for the hostname you intend to use, pointed to your keepalived IP
Setup data locations¶
We'll need a location to store Emby's library data, config files, logs and temporary transcoding space, so create /var/data/emby, and make sure it's owned by the user and group who also own your media data.
Create emby.env, and populate with PUID/GUID for the user who owns the /var/data/emby directory (above) and your actual media content (in this example, the media content is at /srv/data)
Setup Docker Swarm¶
Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3), something like this:
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version: "3.0" services: emby: image: emby/emby-server env_file: /var/data/config/emby/emby.env volumes: - /var/data/emby/emby:/config - /srv/data/:/data deploy: labels: - traefik.frontend.rule=Host:emby.example.com - traefik.docker.network=traefik_public - traefik.port=8096 networks: - traefik_public - internal ports: - 8096:8096 networks: traefik_public: external: true internal: driver: overlay ipam: config: - subnet: 172.16.17.0/24
Setup unique static subnets for every stack you deploy. This avoids IP/gateway conflicts which can otherwise occur when you're creating/removing stacks a lot. See my list here.
Launch Emby stack¶
Launch the stack by running
docker stack deploy emby -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>
Log into your new instance at https://YOUR-FQDN, and complete the wizard-based setup to complete deploying your Emby.
Chef's Notes 📓¶
- I didn't use an oauth2_proxy for this stack, because it would interfere with mobile client support.
- Got an NVIDIA GPU? See this blog post re how to use your GPU to transcode your media!
- We don't bother exposing the HTTPS port for Emby, since Traefik is doing the SSL termination for us already.
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