Pinry Docker

A nice and easy way to get a Pinry instance up and running using docker. For help on getting started with docker see the official getting started guide at the end of this page.

Getting Pinry Docker

Running this will get the latest version of pinry itself

git clone
cd pinry/docker

Now you can start your container by command like this

# this is where your database, local_settings and pins located
mkdir data
# use absolute path for docker to avoid using default data-volume (we use directory instead)
./ `readlink -f data`

Please visit http://your-ip to visit your instance and register a new account, enjoy it.

Configuring docker-pinry

Enable signups for new users by editing pinry/


Building docker-pinry again (with latest version)

Running this will build you a docker image with the latest version of pinry

git pull --rebase
cd ./docker/


Just copy data folder's content to an safe place, enjoy :)

Why include nginx and not just map to gunicorn directly?

Because gunicorn/django can't serve static files very well and it is unwise to do so for security reasons. I built this so that people can have a full hosted solution in a container. If you have a host machine running nginx then of course there is no point to run nginx in the container as well, you can simply disable nginx, map gunicorn to a port and then set your host machine's nginx to display your media and static files since that directory is shared between the container and host.

Why use sqlite3?

Because it has a very low resource cost and most pinry websites are small personal ones. Why have a full on database for that? If you need more power than you can easily modify the data/ to point to a stronger database solution.