How to Install Changedetection on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Changedetection on Your Synology NAS

Changedetection is a self-hosted change monitoring of web pages. Know when web pages change! Stay on top of new information! Live your data-life pro-actively instead of re-actively, do not rely on manipulative social media for consuming important information. Know when Government department updates (changes are often only on their websites) – Local government news (changes are often only on their websites) – New software releases, security advisories when you’re not on their mailing list – Festivals with changes – Real-estate listing changes. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Changedetection on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Changedetection 0.45.23 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Changedetection Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Changedetection. 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 changedetection \
-p 5054:5000 \
-v /volume1/docker/changedetection:/datastore \
--restart always \
dgtlmoon/changedetection.io

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

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

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 4

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • 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://Synology-ip-address:5054 Add a website to start monitoring, add a tag to remember your choice, then click Watch. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 6 new

  • STEP 10

Click Preview to check the website change over time. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 7 new

Your Changedetection at a glance!

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 8 new

Enjoy Changedetection!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Changedetection container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Changedetection work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Changedetection 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.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Sunday / May 26th, 2024 at 9:55 PM