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  1. Hi all,

    As you are discovering, this docker is quite old and needs to be updated. If you can bear with me, please try the manual steps to get a later version of MQTT and solve permissions problems.


    Please follow these steps and stop any existing MQTT container. I am using a directory called "/mnt/user/appdata/mos/" for my config - change if you wish.


    1) In a shell on unRaid, create the mosquitto directories


    mkdir -p /mnt/user/appdata/mos/config
    mkdir -p /mnt/user/appdata/mos/data
    mkdir -p /mnt/user/appdata/mos/log


    2) create a configuration file

    nano /mnt/user/appdata/mos/config/mosquitto.conf


    with the following text

    persistence true
    persistence_location /mosquitto/data/
    user mosquitto
    # Listen on all interfaces 
    listener 1883
    #Allow connection without authentication
    allow_anonymous true
    log_dest file /mosquitto/log/mosquitto.log
    log_dest stdout


    3) Set the ownership of the directories to nobody:users

    chown -R nobody:users /mnt/user/appdata/mos


    4) download and start the docker (called mqttnew for testing)

    sudo docker run -itd -p 1883:1883 -e PUID=1000 -e PGID=1000 \
    --name=mqttnew \
    --net=bridge \
    -v /mnt/user/appdata/mos/config:/mosquitto/config \
    -v /mnt/user/appdata/mos/data:/mosquitto/data \
    -v /mnt/user/appdata/mos/log:/mosquitto/log \


    If you want to add users and disable anonomous logins:

    5) On the running docker icon, right click and choose CONSOLE and type: (replace <username>)

    mosquitto_passwd -c /mosquitto/config/credentials <username>


    6) stop the docker

    7) edit the /mnt/user/appdata/mos/config/mosquitto.conf file

    nano /mnt/user/appdata/mos/config/mosquitto.conf


    to look like:

    persistence true
    persistence_location /mosquitto/data/
    user mosquitto
    # Listen on all interfaces 
    listener 1883
    #Allow connection without authentication
    allow_anonymous false
    log_dest file /mosquitto/log/mosquitto.log
    log_dest stdout
    password_file /mosquitto/config/credentials


    8 - test and let me know how you get on. I will template this if it works for all.



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  2. I have now virtualised my unraid in proxmox. I passed through the sas falcon controller (ibm something flashed to IT mode), GTX 1060 for Emby transcoding, a couple of usb devices including the unraid usb stick, enocean usb and usb zigbee controller. I created a BOND network interface and used this as an E1000 network card. The paravirtualised network card dropped packets (as detailed before). 

    It is all working great! 


    On the same proxmox - Opnsense (in is dedicated network port, out is network BOND), MQTT LXC container, Home Assistant Virtual machine, NodeRed LXC for testing, and Zorin VM.


    Server is a Asus Strix x570-F board, AMD 5900 with 64GB ram.

  3. 12 minutes ago, live4soccer7 said:

    @spants Yes, they are all there. I have done everything suggested in the forum/thread here.




    I'm quite stumped on this. I'm thinking of nuking the whole thing. Deleting the image and the appdata folder for MQTT and installing again from scratch.


    I don't think there is much in the folder itself that would need to be saved. Without persistence, I think it would just be the mosquito.conf and the passwords.mqtt. I could manually open those with nano and copy the contents.



    Yes you could do that. I had to CHMOD my directory as the persistence db wasnt saving.


    Just rename it after stopping the docker.... and then restart. You may have to set the permissions on the new directory.

  4. 34 minutes ago, live4soccer7 said:

    After updating Unraid to 6.10 today, I was unable to start MQTT.


    1653129413: mosquitto version 1.4.8 (build date 2020-01-27 00:25:20+0000) starting
    1653129413: Config loaded from /config/mosquitto.conf.
    1653129413: Error: Unable to open pwfile "/config/passwords.mqtt".
    1653129413: Error opening password file "/config/passwords.mqtt".
    1653129593: Error: Unable to open log file /config/log/mosquitto.log for writing.
    1653129593: mosquitto version 1.4.8 (build date 2020-01-27 00:25:20+0000) starting
    1653129593: Config loaded from /config/mosquitto.conf.
    1653129593: Error: Unable to open pwfile "/config/passwords.mqtt".
    1653129593: Error opening password file "/config/passwords.mqtt".


    I have probably 25 other dockers that didn't have an issue. I've had this MQTT docker installed for years and never ran into this. I checked the GUI UID in the settings and they're proper. I did attempted to do a chown -R, but that was unsuccessful. I am also unable to access the mqtt folder through the Windows Network share on a remote machine on the network. I can access any other folders. I find this a bit strange, any ideas? I have a lot of things that run through MQTT, so it is quite important to get back up and running.


    if you shell on to unraid can you see the directory?
    can you use the filemanager plugin to see if the files are there?
    You might have to CHMOD -r 777 (or just RW privs) on the mqtt app directory (beware of the consequences!) as unraid changed the permissions/owners for appdata a while back


    Let me know how you get on.

    I use 6.10 with lots of mqtt clients with this. I should really get around to looking at building a more modern mqtt broker and template....




  5. 1 hour ago, abra5umente said:

    It seems as though every day this breaks for me - when I restart the docker after doing a backup, it moves all the keys around, resulting in the key for the USB ID of the printer being changed to the setting for camera, etc.

    I don't have a camera plugged in and I have removed those entries to allow it to start - it works fine until it restarts and then it dies, so I have to reinstall it again.


    Any workaround?


    If you use the "by-id" serial identification this won't happen as it uses the identity of the printer.  If you use ttyACM0 or ttyUSB1 methods, these can change


  6. On 3/19/2022 at 8:55 PM, 007craft said:

    When I use /dev/serial/by-id/usb-1a86_USB_Serial-if00-port0 (The only entry I have, and is indeed my printer as when I unplug it, that entry goes away), it doesn't work.  But when I use /dev/ttyUSB0 it works.  Why is this?


    I have no idea - it should work! (sorry, I know that isn't a proper answer. I will reinstall my setup and check in a couple of days)

  7. 11 hours ago, 007craft said:

    Is there a way to get multiple webcams working with this template?  I know it can be done, and theres an octoprint plugin to view multi webcams easily and octolapse also works with multiple webcams.  I just cant figure out how to pass multiple cameras into the container.  A second mjpeg streaming instance needs to be made for the second webcam I believe.


    You probably could by adding extra keys, but you can also spin up another docker (use one for each printer)-that is what I did!


  8. 54 minutes ago, bdydrp said:

    Not sure if i should post this in this mqtt thread or Nginx Proxy Manager thread, but since i have NPM woking for other proxys, i thought i would start here

    What i would like to do is be able to reach my mqtt broker form outside my local network. 

    I have a duckdns name mymqtt.duckdnsorg

    In NPM have a a host a ssuch



    But on my phone or nodered i cant access my mqtt broker

    Is this possible to achieve?


    I know i can leave my vpn running 24/7 on the phone, and just access it that way. but i'm looking for a different solution so i dont have to do that on my wifes phone




    just create a strong user/password and use port forwarding from your router to the mqtt port?. 

  9. 8 hours ago, OneMeanRabbit said:

    I'm getting a weird situation with node-red specifically (tried multiple images - same issue).  When it pulls the image and tries to copy /data into my persistent mapping - it fails.  It specifically is creating folders/files with:




    permissions, but I cannot figure out how to solve it....This is my exact issue!  And here - forces 1000 or 1001 UID which makes sense because that matches the user (not sure where "ssh-access" comes from) my /etc/passwd file.

    Solution attempt #1 - kinda fixes it - Tried adding "--user nobody" to Extra Parameters, and it at least installs and runs immediately..but with sonny:1000 vs. sonny:ssh-access...


    Every other docker I have doesn't do this and most use nobody:users - especially when I set PGID/PUID/UMASK variables.  I tried doing manually adding those specific variables, but no dice. 


    I've googled everywhere, and it *maybe* a recent sshd_config change since 6.9?  Anyway I can force the docker to run with specific permissions nobody:user?


    yes, I see a few people on the internet see the same problem. I wonder if adding 


    to extra parameters would make a difference?.
    Otherwise you may have to chmod the data directory =

  10. On 1/19/2022 at 10:06 PM, jeuser said:


    is this the right place for support for the "zigbee2mqtt"-docker?


    I tried to setup it and also edited the configuration.yaml but it won't start.

    What does "- frontend must be object" mean in the log?


    Thank you. 🙂


    homeassistant: false
    permit_join: true
      base_topic: zigbee2mqtt
      server: mqtt://
      user: loxberry
      password: PASSWORD
      port: >-
      homeassistant_legacy_entity_attributes: false
      legacy_api: false
      legacy: false
    port: 9442


    Using '/app/data' as data directory
    Refusing to start because configuration is not valid, found the following errors:
    - frontend must be object
    If you don't know how to solve this, read




    Its not my docker, but did you fix it? I use the zigbee2mqtt docker as well so I will try and help

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  11. On 1/24/2022 at 5:59 PM, Shrike said:

    Any chance of changing the underlying node-red image to 2.1.6-16 so it'd be possible to use addons that require NodeJs 16?


    2022-01-24T17:58:54.815Z [err]  Not compatible with your version of node/npm: node-red-contrib-discord-advanced@3.1.1
    2022-01-24T17:58:54.815Z [err] npm ERR! notsup Required: {"node":">=16.6.0"}
    2022-01-24T17:58:54.815Z [err] npm ERR! 
    2022-01-24T17:58:54.815Z [err] notsup Actual:   {"npm":"6.14.15","node":"14.18.2"}



    You can change your own: chgange the repository field to  nodered/node-red:2.1.6-16

  12. 1 hour ago, Andiroo2 said:


    I just tried a fresh pull and still the same behaviour.  I can't get the GUI to load, but the system reports positive status:

    pihole status
      [✓] FTL is listening on port 53
         [✓] UDP (IPv4)
         [✓] TCP (IPv4)
         [✓] UDP (IPv6)
         [✓] TCP (IPv6)
      [✓] Pi-hole blocking is enabled


    ...and if I tail the log, I see activity:

    # pihole -t
      [i] Press Ctrl-C to exit
    08:09:17: forwarded to
    08:09:17: forwarded to
    08:09:19: query[AAAA] from
    08:09:19: forwarded to
    08:09:19: forwarded to
    08:09:19: forwarded to
    08:09:22: query[PTR] from


    I just can't get the GUI to load to set it up fully.  Screenshot of the docker page is attached.  What am I missing?



    is this with a new blank appdata/pihole directory? try a different name name to make sure (I had issues with permissions from an old installation). Is already in use elsewhere?
    ... thats all I can think of at the moment

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  13. 4 hours ago, Andiroo2 said:

    For those that are coming here to troubleshoot a new Pihole docker setup in 2022, the app marked "Official" in Community Apps doesn't yet work on Unraid out of the box.  The template being pulled from docker has changed and the Unraid template hasn't been updated to use the new/correct variables yet.  There are some changes listed in the thread here that may get it working for you, but for now, don't pull your hair out if it's not working out of the box.


    If I'm wrong, please delete this post or flag it...I'm not a spokesperson for this docker template...just someone that has pulled some hair out and now (I think?) understands where things stand.


    I updated it a few days ago - let me know if it doesnt work for you. I tested it on a new adddata directory to be sure.

    I have not added "env. variable 'DNSMASQ_USER' with value = 'root'" in a couple of posts up as this is a temporary docker issue.

  14. 14 hours ago, Gokux said:

    I can confirm that. After starting, the container runs for a few hours and then suddenly hangs in the reboot cycle.
    Funnily enough, if it was switched off for a few hours, I can start it again, but then it only runs again for a few hours.


    The template just uses the official PiHole docker - it seems that there is a discussion here that may help .


    You could also change the docker tag to load a specific version: see here


    I do not use PiHole now as I have adguard installed on my firewall so I cannot test.... But just to repeat - this is the offical docker image and not related to the template itself.


  15. On 10/16/2021 at 10:31 PM, CryPt00n said:

    Works for me, many many thanks! Was trying to get it to run with official docker but webcam didn´t worked in my tries. Now i can finally power off my pi. :)


    This actually uses the official container - I just updated the template and researched how to get the video drivers working. Glad it is working for you.
    If you use the CA backup application, make sure that it does not turn off the docker (adv settings) or you will lose a long print! 

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