What *is* the docker vdisk img? And where is docker-compose?


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Just learning UnRaid this week for my first UnRaid server build this weekend. I've used docker plenty on a raspberry pi homeserver but I do everything using docker-compose files.

 

What exactly *is* the docker vdisk? I dont quite understand why it's needed. Can't docker just pull separate images down and store them? What is it doing for unraid and why is it needed?

 

I know unraid uses some template system, but is there any way to use docker-compose instead? Is there any benefit or drawback to using compose over the template system? The template system just feels like a GUI version of compose sort of.

 

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5 hours ago, Taako said:

What exactly *is* the docker vdisk? I dont quite understand why it's needed. Can't docker just pull separate images down and store them? What is it doing for unraid and why is it needed?

It's simply a separated area (loopback image) where all of the images are stored.  You don't have to use it, and can simply use a folder instead

5 hours ago, Taako said:

The template system just feels like a GUI version of compose sort of.

Exactly.

 

You can however use compose by manually installing it yourself (not hard).

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