How to Install Baby Buddy on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Baby Buddy on Your Synology NAS

Baby Buddy helps caregivers track sleep, feedings, diaper changes, and tummy time to learn about and predict baby’s needs without (as much) guess work. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Baby Buddy on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Baby Buddy 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.

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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 Baby Buddy. 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=babybuddy \
-p 8141:8000 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/babybuddy:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/babybuddy

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Baby Buddy 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:8141 Type in the default username and password, then click Login.

Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Add a new baby. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Your page will look like this.

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

You can add different parameters.

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 9

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Baby Buddy!

Baby Buddy Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS connection, 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 Baby Buddy 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.

This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 8:36 PM