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Unread post TWGS and Docker
I have been toying around with the idea of moving TWGS off my physical server at home to the cloud. A co-worker mentioned that I may want to look at setting up a docker. After some initial research this looks like it could be a very feasible idea. Would be able to run it on any platform. Just curious if any others have looked at running a TWGS service in a docker container?

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Unread post Re: TWGS and Docker
Some have run TWGS under wine in linux.

option one, Run TWGS under wine in a linux docker container:
http://alesnosek.com/blog/2015/07/04/ru ... in-docker/

Option two, Run in a windows Core docker container:
https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/windowsservercore/

Looks like you have to run core edition of windows. Although TWGS can be run as a service, I have no idea how you would install it on server core.

In either case, you are not actually running true "Cross-platform". You are running a windows emulator or virtual machine on top of the other operating system.

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Unread post Re: TWGS and Docker
From my understand of the docker container, once it is created, it can be moved to any platform. It would be platform agnostic. And the only thing it would be was the twgs server. I need to do more research still but was just curious if anyone had looked into this.

I have looked at WINE and other "emulators" like ZEN and VirtualBox but they do not offer the same stability that native windows runs. Not sure if this would be any more stable though.

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Unread post Re: TWGS and Docker
A Docker container is just a container. Your guest platform is inside, and can be windows, linux, etc... The host platform can also be windows, linux, etc...

So, running docker really isn't much different than running Hyper-V or VMWare, except that docker containers virtualize an application instead of an operating system. The main focus of Windows Server 2016 is containers and nano-server. Multiple containers can run on the same instance of a virtual machine, reducing the overhead involved, but linux containers have to run in a linux image, and windows containers have to run in a windows instance.


Host (Windows Server 2016)
--- Guest (Windows 2016)
------ Container (TWGSv1)
------ Container (TWGSv2)
--- Guest (Linux)
------ Container (Mystic BBS)

Host (Linux or Windows Server 2008/2012)
--- Guest (Windows)
------ Docker (TWGSv1)
------ Docker (TWGSv2)
--- Guest (Linux)
------ Docker (Mystic BBS)

Since a container has it's own registry, it should be possible to run two different versions of TWGS in the same vm, provided they are in separate containers.

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I run my private TWGS server as a service on a hardened Win server external of my network. In that way it acts as a cloud. The same server also hosts my firewall via VM. When I read your title I got kinda excited as I thought big data, silly I know but I've been working on a proxy for TWX via python that store game data and allows for further automation/analytics than currently is available.

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