How to Install Budget Zero on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Budget Zero on Your Synology NAS

Budget Zero is a free, open-source, privacy-friendly, offline-first budgeting system. You can easily manage your personal finances with Budget Zero. It can help you keep track of your expenses and income so you can spend less and save more. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Budget Zero on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Budget Zero v0.1.21 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

 

  • STEP 3

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

Budget Zero 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 BudgetZero. 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=budgetzero \
-p 5484:8080 \
--restart always \
budgetzero/budgetzero

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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  • 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:5484 Enter a name for your budget. Click CREATE BUDGET. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Your Budget will be created. Click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

You can easily back up the entire database. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Budget Zero!

Budget Zero Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run the Budget Zero 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: Find out how to update the Budget Zero 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 Sunday / October 24th, 2021 at 2:35 AM