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 1.3.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

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 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.

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 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/exadir \
--restart always \
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/exatorrent

Exatorrent 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.

Exatorrent Synology NAS Set up 4 new

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 Exatorrent” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Exatorrent – click OK. 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: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
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.
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 Wednesday / March 6th, 2024 at 12:38 PM