Obsidian Remote: Running Obsidian in docker with browser-based access

This docker image allows you to run obsidian in docker as a container and access it via your web browser. This was created because I wanted to run it on my home server so I can back up and use the obsidian API plugin to auto update parts of my vault.

I responded to a separate thread in the forum and on reddit and people seemed interested so creating a separate thread to track any updates or questions.

Please create an New Issue in GitHub if you have an issue and I will try to help. Look at the README.md for more details.

Have Fun!

Quick Start

After the container starts use http://IP_OF_DOCKER_HOST:8080 to access. http://127.0.0.1:8080 if local.

Bash

docker run --rm -it \
  -v /pathonhosttostoreyour/vaults:/vaults \
  -v /pathonhosttostoreinternalobsidian/config:/config \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  ghcr.io/sytone/obsidian-remote:latest

PowerShell

docker run --rm -it `
  -v D:/ob/vaults:/vaults `
  -v D:/ob/config:/config `
  -p 8080:8080 `
  ghcr.io/sytone/obsidian-remote:latest

Latest Release: Obsidian Remote v0.0.3

  • Updated menu so you can reopen Obsidian after closing it in the browser.
  • Added clip showing close and restart of Obsidian in browser
  • Format cleanup
  • Full Changelog: v0.0.2…v0.0.3

Source: sytone/obsidian-remote: Run Obsidian.md in a browser via a docker container. (github.com)

reference:
Original Thread

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Version v0.1.0 Release

To update you need to pull the image and recreate. The Vaults will not be lost as they are mapped to the host. To update pull the image using the commands below. Update the command line to match your local configuration.

docker pull ghcr.io/sytone/obsidian-remote:latest
docker stop obsidian-remote
docker rm obsidian-remote
docker run --rm -it `
  -v D:/ob/vaults:/vaults `
  -v D:/ob/config:/config `
  -p 8080:8080 `
  -p 27123:27123 `
  ghcr.io/sytone/obsidian-remote:latest

What’s Changed

Feature:

  • Expose ports for the Local REST API

Full Changelog: Comparing v0.0.4...v0.1.0 · sytone/obsidian-remote · GitHub

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Can the port 8080 be changed, without any issues?
I have other stuff on that port, which can’t be moved…

I managed to change it. Just replace the first half of the port (before :) like below

  -p 8989:8080

This will use your port 8989 instead

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Yep, just use the standard docker commands to change ports.

Hello,

any plan to make it compatible with raspberry ? :slight_smile:

Is it possible to run it on raspberry pi 4? I would be a really great way for me to keep my notes accessible from different devices.

Thank you

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