single LXC + media software vs LXC + docker + contianers vs VM + docker + containers


Jun 27, 2021
I currently run Docker on my daily driver (Linux) and run a slew of containers (Plex, Radarr, NordLynx VPN container, qBittrorent going through the NordLynx container, etc...)

I am thinking moving everything to Proxmox. I figure I have 3 options:

  1. Create individual LXC containers for all the applications I need (reference:
  2. Create one single LXC container and install all the apps I need on t
  3. Create a VM and run Docker on it

Obviously #3 is easiest but it seems like a lot of overhead.

Then #1 seems the next best option but, again, lots of overhead in multiple LXC containers.

Option #2 seems like the best and most optimal/efficient option. I wanted to see what others think?

One thing I'm not sure about with #2 is, I want to create a 24x7 VPN "container" using NordLynx. I think if I want this I'll need a 2nd LXC container for the VPN one -- right?


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