How to Install Budibase on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Budibase on Your Synology NAS

Budibase is an all-in-one low-code platform for building, designing, and automating business apps, such as; admin panels, forms, internal tools, client portals, and more. Before Budibase, it could take developers weeks to build simple CRUD apps; with Budibase, building CRUD apps takes minutes. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Budibase on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Budibase v1.4.7 release.

  • 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 budibase. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Budibase 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.

Budibase 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 Budibase. 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=budibase \
-p 10000:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/budibase:/data \
--restart always \
budibase/budibase

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes because you need to download the image that is approximately 2GB. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:10000 Add your own Email and a Password. Click Create super admin user. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Sign in to Budibase using your own Email and Password you have previously chosen at STEP 9. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

You can Start an app from scratch or use a default template from the list. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Give a name and URL address to your APP. Click Create App. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Configure your own app with your own data, images, etc. Click Publish at the top right of the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

After you click Publish at STEP 13, confirm again. Click Publish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 15

Click Done. You can view your app at the specified URL. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 12

  • STEP 16

Your app is now live!

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 17

At the top left of the Budibase dashboard click Settings then add your SMTP email to allow your app to benefit from automated auth emails. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 14

  • STEP 18

If you want to run the Budibase container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. You can also change your Budibase theme. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: When you add reverse proxy to the Budibase container, all of your app URLs will be automatically change to HTTPS.

Budibase Synology NAS Set up 15

Note: Read the full budibase documentation.

Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Budibase 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.
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: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / September 22nd, 2022 at 10:03 PM