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.

  • 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 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.

Changedetection 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 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

  • 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

  • STEP 7

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

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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, tag then click Watch. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Changedetection!

Changedetection Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check 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 Changedetection container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Sunday / August 8th, 2021 at 2:51 AM