Development in Toolboxes with Podman Services

I’m struggling to figure out how I want to do development using podman/toolbox. I’ve created a toolbox that contains the development environment that I need (python 3.6.8 and associated libraries).

The issue is that I need to access a Redis server. Do I install redis inside the toolbox? Do I create a podman pod that contains redis? I’m looking for a solution that scales, because eventually I’ll need to start doing development against other services as well (postgres for example).

Hello @rerobins,
Welcome to the discussion! It is possible to create a pod and with that share resources between containers within that pod, although I haven’t tried what you are contemplating. For testing a concept it might be worth installing the server in the toolbox container first to see how to make it work before dealing with multiple containers in a pod.