How to Install Exercise Diary on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Exercise Diary on Your Synology NAS

Exercise Diary is a workout and weight tracker with GitHub-style year visualization. The app is lightweight and easy to use. You can easily add a description and a photo for each exercise in part. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Exercise Diary on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Exercise Diary v0.1.5 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

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

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in exercisediary. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3.9"
services:
  exercisediary:
    container_name: ExerciseDiary
    image: aceberg/exercisediary
    mem_limit: 3g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    restart: on-failure:5
    ports:
      - 8851:8851
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/exercisediary:/data/ExerciseDiary:rw
    environment:
     TZ: Europe/Bucharest
     PORT: 8851
     THEME: darkly
     COLOR: dark

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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:8851 Follow the instructions in the image below.

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Add your favorite exercise!

Exercise Diary Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Exercise Diary!

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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 Exercise Diary container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Exercise Diary work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Friday / February 16th, 2024 at 3:51 PM