How to Install Basaran on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Basaran on Your Synology NAS

Basaran is an open-source alternative to the OpenAI text completion API. It is a powerful tool that can help you generate text based on a given input. The cool thing about this amazing tool is that it requires no setup, no persistent volumes, you can start to use it immediately at the speed of thought. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Basaran on your Synology NAS with Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Basaran v0.21.1 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 Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Basaran Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Basaran. 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=Basaran \
-p 5477:80 \
-e MODEL=gpt2 \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for MODEL and add your own favorite MODEL. I have selected gpt2 MODEL as a standard mode but you can use different models.

Basaran Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2024

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Basaran Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2024

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 6

After you click Submit on STEP 5, select your “Install Basaran” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Basaran – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Basaran Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2024

⌛Now just wait because the Basaran image is about 19GB.

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

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:5477 Type in your text, then click Submit to automatically generate a completion. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Basaran Synology NAS Set up 5

Enjoy Basaran!


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 Basaran 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.
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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:27 AM