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.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
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.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Changedetection. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
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.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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.
Click Preview to check the website change over time. Follow the instructions in the image below.
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.
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Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / November 30th, 2022 at 2:31 AM