How to Install Deluge on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Deluge on Your Synology NAS

Deluge is a fully-featured cross-platform ​BitTorrent client. It is ​Free Software, licensed under the ​GNU GPLv3+ and adheres to ​freedesktop standards enabling it to work across many desktop environments. Deluge contains the common features to BitTorrent clients such as Protocol Encryption, DHT, Local Peer Discovery (LSD), Peer Exchange (PEX), UPnP, NAT-PMP, Proxy support, Web seeds, global and per-torrent speed limits. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Deluge 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 deluge. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Deluge 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.

Deluge 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 Deluge. 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=deluge \
-p 8112:8112 \
-p 6881:6881 \
-p 6881:6881/udp \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/deluge:/config \
-v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/deluge

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command 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.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/deluge:/config \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal downloads path folder -v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads  \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads  \

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Deluge 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:8112 type in the default password. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Warning: the default password is deluge

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 6 password

  • STEP 10

You will be prompted to change the current password with your own password. Go to Preferences / Interface. Change the current password with your own password. Click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 7 password deluge

  • STEP 11

After your password is successfully changed click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Go to Preferences / Downloads and add your own download folder you have previously set at STEP 5 then click Apply. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

Click Connection Manager. A new pop-up will open Click Connect. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 14

Start to add your torrent file URL and enjoy Deluge!

Deluge Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run Deluge 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 Deluge container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: You can use Deluge together with Flood for a better user experience.

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 22nd, 2021 at 3:31 AM