How to Install WatchTower on OMV and Docker

How to Install Watchtower on OMV and Docker

In diy, OpenMediaVault, Tutorials, Video by dbtech

In this post we’ll look at How to Install Watchtower on OMV and Docker.

With watchtower you can update the running version of your containerized app simply by pushing a new image to the Docker Hub or your own image registry.

You can read more about it here:

Setup Watchtower

The process is very simple and only take a single command.

Open the SSH program of your choice. I’ll be using Putty. Then connect to your OMV/Docker server and login as root.

Then run this command:

docker run -d \
    --name watchtower \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \

That’s it. No, really. That’s it. Now you have Watchtower setup and ready to automatically run the updates for the different containers on your Docker server.

Other Maintenance Items

Don’t forget to periodically go into your Images in Portainer and remove any unused images to save disk space:

remove unused images

Other OpenMediaVault Tutorials

If you’re interested in other tutorials for your home server, check here:


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