Kavita Reader in Docker Swarm
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So you've just watched a bunch of superhero movies, and you're suddenly inspired to deep-dive into the weird world of comic books? You're already rocking AutoPirate with Mylar and NZBGet to grab content, but how to manage and enjoy your growing collection?
Kavita Reader is a "rocket fueled self-hosted digital library which supports a vast array of file formats". Primarily used for cosuming Manga (but quite capable of managing ebooks too), Kavita's killer feature is an OPDS server for integration with other mobile apps such as Chunky on iPad, and the ability to save your reading position across multiple devices.
There's a public demo available too!
- Docker swarm cluster with persistent shared storage
- Traefik configured per design
- DNS entry for the hostname you intend to use (or a wildcard), pointed to your keepalived IP
Setup data locations
First we create a directory to hold the kavita database, logs and other persistent data:
Kavita Docker Swarm config
Create a docker swarm config file in docker-compose syntax (v3), something like the example below:
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version: "3.2" # https://docs.docker.com/compose/compose-file/compose-versioning/#version-3 services: kavita: image: kizaing/kavita:latest env_file: /var/data/config/kavita/kavita.env volumes: - /var/data/kavita:/kavita/config deploy: labels: # traefik - traefik.enable=true - traefik.docker.network=traefik_public # traefikv1 - traefik.frontend.rule=Host:kavita.example.com - traefik.port=8000 # traefikv2 - "traefik.http.routers.kavita.rule=Host(`kavita.example.com`)" - "traefik.http.routers.kavita.entrypoints=https" - "traefik.http.services.kavita.loadbalancer.server.port=5000" # uncomment for traefik-forward-auth (1) # - "traefik.http.routers.radarr.middlewares=forward-auth" # uncomment for authelia (2) # - "traefik.http.routers.radarr.middlewares=authelia" networks: - traefik_public networks: traefik_public: external: true
- Uncomment to protect Kavita with an additional layer of authentication, using Traefik Forward Auth
- Uncomment to protect Kavita with an additional layer of authentication, using Authelia
Launch the Kavita stack by running
docker stack deploy kavita -c <path -to-docker-compose.yml>
Log into your new instance at https://YOUR-FQDN. Since it's a fresh installation, Kavita will prompt you to setup a username and password, after which you'll be able to setup your library, and tweak all teh butt0ns!
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