How to Install Calibre on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Calibre on Your Synology NAS

Calibre is a cross-platform open-source suite of e-book software. Calibre supports organizing existing e-books into virtual libraries, displaying, editing, creating and converting e-books, as well as syncing e-books with a variety of e-readers. Editing books is supported for EPUB and AZW3 formats. In short, Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Calibre on your Synology NAS using Portainer.

  • 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

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name one calibre and other one ebooks. Follow the instructions in the images below.

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  • STEP 4

Now create one new folder inside the calibre folder and name it config. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. In the Name field type in Calibre. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: In the Portainer Stacks Web editor Copy Paste the code below.

version: '2.9'
services:
    calibre:
        image: linuxserver/calibre
        container_name: calibre
        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/calibre/config/:/config
            - /volume1/docker/ebooks:/books:rw
        environment:
            - PUID=1026
            - PGID=100
            - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
        ports:
            - 7080:8080
            - 7081:8081

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After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes because calibre is 1 GB. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

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  • STEP 8

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7080/ Follow the installation procedure in the images below.

Choose your language, your calibre library, then click Next.

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Choose your e-book device then click Next.

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Congratulations! You have successfully set up calibre. Click Finish.

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  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1. Remember that this is a free guide. Please support the content creator you love. 🙂

  • STEP 10

Enjoy your Calibre!

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  • STEP 11

Read the step by step guide on How to Allow Calibre to Work Over an HTTPS Connection.

Note: Find out how to update Calibre container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Thursday / September 17th, 2020 at 1:04 AM