Run a Stable LizardFS After some evaluation, LizardFS is my recommended distributed file system. It provides redundancy for huge amounts of storage and is fast enough to serve as docker storage backend. But still there are a lot of pitfalls that could make you loose your data. Here is a collection of my learnings.
PC-Engines APU.2D4 as Docker Worker How to use some cheap CHF 178 APU.2D4 servers to build up a powerful docker swarm cloud based on Ubuntu. You find step by step installation instruction including some hints for optimization. As storage backend, I recommend LizardFS.
Backup Ubuntu to Docker Setting up a server for backing up your ubuntu home, e.g. from your notebook, is a task, done in just ten minutes. All you need is a publicly available server running docker.
Docker Swarm and GlusterFS Docker swarm is very easy to setup and maintain. It distributed containers over several nodes in a cloud, offers load balancing, redundancy, failover, smooth updates. But local volumes stay locally, so you need a cluster or network file system. That's where gluster enters the stage.