How to Install Booksonic on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Booksonic on Your Synology NAS

Booksonic is a platform for accessing the audiobooks you own wherever you are. At the moment the platform consists of Booksonic Air – A server for streaming your audiobooks, successor to the original Booksonic server and based on Airsonic. You can use Booksonic Android App to connect to your Booksonic-Air server. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Booksonic 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 booksonic. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create four new folders inside the booksonic folder that you created at STEP 3 name audiobooksconfigothermediapodcasts. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Booksonic. Uncheck “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=booksonic \
-p 4040:4040 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/booksonic/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/booksonic/audiobooks:/audiobooks \
-v /volume1/docker/booksonic/podcasts:/podcasts \
-v /volume1/docker/booksonic/othermedia:/othermedia \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/booksonic-air

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
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).

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Booksonic” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Booksonic – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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:4040 Type in the default username and Password, then click Sign in.

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

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Click Change administrator password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Change admin password or create new user with admin privileges like I did. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Start to populate your media folders with your audiobooks files. Add your media Folders. For example Name: Audiobooks. Folder /audiobooks. Click Scan media folders now then hit the Save button. (You have created the folders at STEP 6). Follow the instructions in the image below.

Booksonic Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Booksonic!

Note: If you want to run Booksonic container over an HTTPS check 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 Booksonic container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Saturday / August 28th, 2021 at 3:54 AM