How to Install Exatorrent on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Exatorrent on Your Synology NAS

Exatorrent is BitTorrent Client written in Go. It can be run locally on your Synology NAS. Exatorrent is simple yet feature-rich. It is lightweight and light on resources. It comes with Beautiful Responsive Web Client written in Svelte and Typescript. Exatorrent can operate in Optional Multi-User Mode administrated by admin user/s but it can successfully be used by Single-User as well. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Exatorrent on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Exatorrent 0.0.2 release.

  • 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 exatorrent. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Exatorrent 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.

Exatorrent 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 Exatorrent. 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=exatorrent \
-p 5414:5000 \
-p 42069:42069 \
-v /volume1/docker/exatorrent:/exa/exatorrent \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/varbhat/exatorrent

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Exatorrent 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:5414 Type in the default username and Password, then click Log in.

Warning: the default username is adminuser and the default password is adminpassword

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: You can change later the default username and password.

  • STEP 10

Add Magnet or Infohash and start to download. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Exatorrent!

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 8

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

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 15th, 2021 at 12:18 AM