How to Install Duf on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Dufs on Your Synology NAS

Dufs aka Duf is a simple file server similar to Oasis. When you use Duf you have access to multiple features described below. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Dufs on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  1. Serve static files.
  2. Download folder as zip file.
  3. Upload files and folders (Drag & Drop).
  4. Search files.
  5. Partial responses (Parallel/Resume download).
  6. Authentication.
  7. Support HTTPS.
  8. Support WebDAV.
  9. Easy to use with curl.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Dufs v0.40.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it dufs. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Dufs Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Dufs. Uncheck the “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=dufs \
-p 4688:5000 \
-v /volume1/docker/dufs:/data \
--restart always \

Dufs Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

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

Dufs Synology NAS Set up 4

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

Dufs 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:4688 Search files on your NAS. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Dufs Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Dufs!


If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Dufs container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Dufs 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.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Sunday / February 25th, 2024 at 10:48 PM