I wanted to drop a thank you to this group and the team at BrewPi! My old repurposed laptop running my Ubuntu software acting as web server finally took a dive on me. Fortunately it didn’t impact the brew already underway as the script was already loaded on the BrewPi. Anyway I had to build another machine up.
This time as I had newer hardware to build on, I did an Ubuntu 18.04 install. In reading online through the BrewPi wiki, I decided to install via using the Docker. Following those instructions, I needed an older Ubuntu, but chose to install VirtualBox instead to run Ubuntu 16.04.
Long story short, other than a couple of user rights issues between VirtualBox and my main OS, and enabling USB on the VirtualBox (which are challenges of my own doing because I chose to use VirtualBox), all instructions regarding Docker and BrewPi installation worked exactly as they should, and I got my BrewPi software up and running again pretty quickly. This went much faster than the first time I installed the software (pre-Docker days). Installing via the Docker was great, and I wanted to pass along great job!
My first brew since the rebuild is in the fermenter now!