Docker setup

In this guide, we'll assume you're running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Because we won't be covering many distros, the guide will only use the most popular one.

Installing Docker

  1. Open your terminal

  2. Do a sudo apt update

  3. Then we must install the following prerequisites: sudo apt install -y apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common

  4. Then we need to add the GPG key from the official Docker repository to our system: curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg

  5. Then we will add the Docker repository to our APT sources: echo "deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

  6. Do another sudo apt update to let the system update the packages, now including the Docker repository.

  7. Let's install Docker and docker-compose: sudo apt-get install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli docker-compose-plugin

  8. After that's done, let's add the current user to the docker group, so we don't need to write sudo all the time while using docker: sudo usermod -aG docker ${USER}

  9. You will need to re-log your user, for this to take effect (open and close your terminal, if you're using a headless Ubuntu server)

Creating paths for the Skyrim Together Reborn server

I like to put my stuff in /opt/ so that's what we will do for now

  1. Let's create the folders needed. We will need sudo privilige to create folders in /opt/. sudo mkdir -p /opt/docker/skyrimserver/{config,Data,logs}

  2. Now let us take ownership of the folders sudo chown -R ${USER}:${USER} /opt/docker

Starting the server using Docker

  1. Docker is extremely simple to get up and running

  2. We just need to run this command, and Docker will take care of the rest: docker run -d -it --name skyrimserver -p 10578:10578/udp -v /opt/docker/skyrimserver/config:/home/server/config -v /opt/docker/skyrimserver/Data:/home/server/Data -v /opt/docker/skyrimserver/logs:/home/server/logs tiltedphoques/st-reborn-server:latest

  3. Docker will now download the latest server image, and run it afterwards.

  4. If you want to see the logs in your terminal, you can use this command: docker logs -tf "skyrimserver"

  5. If you would like to attach to your server console to enter commands (such as /help), you can use this command: docker attach skyrimserver

    • Note: to detach from the console, the default hotkey is CTRL+P,Q. This means you hold Left-Control, then you press and release P, and then press and release Q.

  6. Now your server is up and running.

Start/Stopping your docker server

  1. To stop your skyrimserver, simply run the following command in your console and it will stop your Skyrim Together Reborn server:

    • docker stop skyrimserver -t 1

  2. To start it again, simply run the following command in your console and it will start your Skyrim Together Reborn server again:

    • docker start skyrimserver

  3. To restart the server, run the following command in your console and it will stop *and* start the server:

    • docker restart skyrimserver -t 1

I want to use docker-compose, what is the template?

version: "3"

    container_name: skyrimserver
    image: tiltedphoques/st-reborn-server:latest
     - "10578:10578/udp"
     - /opt/docker/skyrimserver/config:/home/server/config
     - /opt/docker/skyrimserver/logs:/home/server/logs
     - /opt/docker/skyrimserver/Data:/home/server/Data
     - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
     - /etc/timezone:/etc/timezone:ro
    restart: unless-stopped
    stdin_open: true
    tty: true

Onwards to the next step!

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