Dashdot (or dash.) is a modern server dashboard, developed with a simple, but performant stack and designed with glassmorphism in mind. It is intended to be used for smaller VPS and private servers like a Synology NAS device. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Dashdot on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Dash. v4.5.7 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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 dashdot. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create three new folders inside the dashdot folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them host, media, network. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image 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 Dashdot. Uncheck the “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=dashdot \ -p 7512:3001 \ -e DASHDOT_ENABLE_CPU_TEMPS=true \ -e DASHDOT_DISABLE_TILT=true \ -e DASHDOT_DISABLE_HOST=true \ -e DASHDOT_OVERRIDE_OS=DSM \ -v /volume1/docker/dashdot/network:/mnt/host_ns_net:ro \ -v /volume1/docker/dashdot/media:/mnt/host_media:ro \ -v /volume1/docker/dashdot/host:/mnt/host_mnt:ro \ --privileged \ --restart always \ mauricenino/dashdot
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Dashdot” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Dashdot – 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:7512
Note: If you want to run the Dashdot container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Add Dash Monitors to Homarr Dashboard.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Dashdot 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.
This post was updated on Friday / November 18th, 2022 at 1:25 PM