How to Install Calibre on Your UGREEN NAS

How to Install Calibre on Your UGREEN NAS

Calibre is a cross-platform open-source suite of e-book software by Kovid Goyal. 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 UGREEN NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Calibre 7.14 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 UGREEN NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

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

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

UGREEN NAS Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in calibre. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  calibre:
    container_name: Calibre
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/calibre
    mem_limit: 4g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
      - seccomp:unconfined
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 7080:8080
      - 7081:8081
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/calibre:/config:rw
    environment:
     CUSTOM_USER: marius
     PASSWORD: mariushosting
     TZ: Europe/Bucharest
     PUID: 999
     PGID: 10

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. ⚠️Warning: Do NOT use passwords with special characters.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor 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.)

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 2

  • 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. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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://ugreennas-ip-address:7080 If everything goes right, you will see the Calibre Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5, then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Choose your language, your calibre library, then click Next. Note: If you don’t get the welcome wizard, try to use the edge browser. If this doesn’t not work either, remember that a fresh browser page rather than a tab allows it to work at least every other time.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Choose your e-book device, then click Next.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Congratulations! You have successfully set up calibre. Click Finish to apply your settings.

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Your Calibre dashboard at a glance!

Calibre UGREEN NAS Set up 9

Enjoy Calibre on your UGREEN NAS!

Remember: Your ebooks should be inserted in the following path folder /volume1/docker/calibre/Calibre Library

This post was updated on Sunday / July 14th, 2024 at 7:32 PM