How to Install Assetgrid on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Assetgrid on Your Synology NAS

Assetgrid is a personal finance platform. It is our aim to make a tool that is flexible and powerful and can accommodate many use-cases with a UI that doesn’t get in your way. Assetgrid will support budgets in an upcoming release, but Assetgrid is not built around budgets. Assetgrid is meant to be a tool to organize and extract information from personal finance data, whether you want to make a budget, keep track of unpaid bills, keep track of receipts, investments, extract random statistics about your spending habits or all that at once. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Assetgrid on your Synology NAS using Docker. If you want to Install Assetgrid Using MySQL as Database instead of SQLite check out my new article.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Assetgrid v0.2.2 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Assetgrid. 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=assetgrid \
-p 5160:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/assetgrid:/usr/share/assetgrid/assetgrid_data \
--restart always \

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

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

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 4

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:5160 Type in your own credentials, Email and Password, then click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Type in your own Email and Password that you have previously created at STEP 9. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Assetgrid!

Assetgrid Synology NAS Set up 8


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Assetgrid 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: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Assetgrid container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
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 Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 8:24 PM