How to Install Draw.io on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Draw.io on Your Synology NAS

Draw.io (formerly Diagramly) is free online diagram software. You can use it as a flowchart maker, network diagram software, to create UML online, as an ER diagram tool, to design database schema, to build BPMN online, as a circuit diagram maker, and more. draw.io can import .vsdx, Gliffy™ and Lucidchart™ files. The software allows you to choose from an automatic layout function, or create a custom layout. They have a large selection of shapes and hundreds of visual elements to make your diagram or chart one-of-a-kind. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Draw.io 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 Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Draw. 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=drawio \
-p 5022:8080 \
-p 8443:8443 \
--restart always \
fjudith/draw.io

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Install Draw” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Draw – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 8

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:5022 Select where you want to save your diagrams. I chose my device. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Create new diagram or open an existing diagram. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Name your diagram and choose a style from the list. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Draw.io!

Draw.io Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run Draw.io 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 Draw.io container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Tuesday / August 17th, 2021 at 4:02 AM