How to Install Baserow on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Baserow on Your Synology NAS

Baserow is an Airtable alternative. With Baserow you can create your own online database without any technical experience. The user friendly no-code tool gives you the powers of a developer without leaving your browser. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Baserow on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Baserow v1.11.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

Enable synology.me DDNS. If you already have a synology.me DDNS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Network / Connectivity tab/ Check Enable HTTP/2 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 1b

  • STEP 6

Go to Control Panel / Security / Advanced tab/ Check Enable HTTP Compression then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Go to Control Panel / Login Portal / Advanced Tab / click Reverse Proxy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 8

Now click the “Create” button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

  • STEP 9

After you click the Create button, the window below will open. Follow the instructions in the image below.

On the General area, set the Reverse Proxy Name description: type in Baserow. After that, add the following instructions:

Source:
Protocol: HTTPS
Hostname: baserow.yourname.synology.me
Port: 443

Destination:
Protocol: HTTP
Hostname: localhost
Port: 3888

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

On the Reverse Proxy Rules click the Custom Header tab. Click Create and then, from the drop-down menu, click WebSocket. After you click on WebSocket, two Header Names and two Values will be automatically added. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

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

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

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 Baserow. 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=baserow \
-p 3888:80 \
-e BASEROW_PUBLIC_URL=https://baserow.yourname.synology.me \
-v /volume1/docker/baserow:/baserow/data \
--restart always \
baserow/baserow:1.11.0

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the -e BASEROW_PUBLIC_URL= value with your own subdomain and synology.me DDNS. As you can see in the screenshot below, I have used my own synology.me DDNS plus a subdomain: https://baserow.mariushosting.synology.me you have to use your own synology.me DDNS.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

After you click OK on STEP 13 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

After you click OK on STEP 14, select your “Install Baserow” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Baserow – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

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

  • STEP 17

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 https://baserow.yourname.synology.me In my case https://baserow.mariushosting.synology.me If everything goes right, you will see the Baserow Sign up page. Add your own credentials Email, Name and Password, then click the Sign up button. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 12

Enjoy Baserow!

Baserow Synology NAS Set up 13

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Baserow container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: You can also use your own domain name, but in this case there are some additional STEPS needed, so it’s better to contact me.
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: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Friday / August 5th, 2022 at 8:26 AM