How to Install Affine on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Affine on Your Synology NAS

AFFiNE is a next-gen knowledge base that brings planning, sorting, and creating altogether. Form your knowledge console at your wish. Open-source, privacy-first, and always free. Affine is still under development. I will update this guide from time to time. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install AFFiNe on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest AFFiNe v0.0.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology NAS Install Docker DSM 7.2

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it affine. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

STEP 3 Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it shaarli. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Affine Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Affine. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=affine \
-p 4205:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/affine:/app/data \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/toeverything/affine-self-hosted:latest

Affine Synology NAS Set up 2 2023

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Affine Synology NAS Set up 3 2023

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Affine” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Affine – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Affine Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4205 At the top right of the page you can switch to dark mode. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Affine Synology NAS Set up 4 2023

Your Affine Dashboard at a glance!

Affine Synology NAS Set up 5 2023

Enjoy Affine!

Note: If you want to run the Affine container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Affine container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Friday / January 27th, 2023 at 6:15 PM