Pi Server based on Docker, with VPN remote access, Dropbox backup, Influx, Grafana, etc.

Gerhard Peter

Initiator of TTN Berlin and Community Happyness Manager

Posted on 27-10-2019

Ein weiteres, sehr gutes Video vom "guy with the swiss accent", insbesondere für NICHTtechniker. Eine ganze Menge Stoff und "cutting edge of technology" zum verdauen und experimentieren. Es lohnt sich aber. Und auf die Sicherung eines riesigen Gigabyte Datensticks kann man dadurch auch verzichten. Es bewegt sich eben alles nach Wolkenkuckuckshausen, also dem Wohnort in der Cloud zu..... Prima! Danke!

If you ever dreamed of a Raspberry IOT server with backup to Dropbox and secure remote access from everywhere through your own VPN, all based on Docker containers, you have to watch this video.

We will:

  • Install Docker with many containers like Mosquitto, Node-Red, Grafana, influxDB, Postgres, Portainer, and Adminer
  • Increase the live expectancy of your SD card by disabling swapping and by installing log2ram
  • Automatically backup all valuable data to the cloud, in our case, to Dropbox
  • Setup PiVPN to remotely and securely access our home network from anywhere in the world
  • Besides that, you will learn a lot of useful things about Docker containers