How to Install FileRun on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FileRun on Your Synology NAS

FileRun is a file manager that allows you to access your files from anywhere through a self-hosted secure cloud storage as well as provides file backup and sharing for your photos, videos, eBooks, files and more. FileRun is strictly file management application. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FileRun on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of FileRun 2021.06.27

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

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

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create three new folders inside the filerun folder that you created at STEP 4. Name them datadbfiles. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 2

 

  • STEP 6

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

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

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

version: '2'

services:
  db:
    image: mariadb
    environment:
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: filerun
      MYSQL_USER: filerun
      MYSQL_PASSWORD: filerun
      MYSQL_DATABASE: filerun
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/filerun/db:/var/lib/mysql

  web:
    image: afian/filerun
    environment:
      FR_DB_HOST: db
      FR_DB_PORT: 3306
      FR_DB_NAME: filerun
      FR_DB_USER: filerun
      FR_DB_PASS: filerun
    depends_on:
      - db
    links:
      - db:db
    ports:
      - 8430:80
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/filerun/data:/var/www/html
      - /volume1/docker/filerun/files:/user-files

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.
Note: Contact me if you experience memory.swappines error. I will teach you how to solve the issue.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11

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:8430 Type in the default username and Password, then click Sign in.

Warning: the default username is superuser and the default password is superuser

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

You will be prompt to change your current password. Click Ok. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Change Password, add email, add profile image then click Save changes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Drag and Drop your files from NAS or PC inside FileRun. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

You can add details or tags to every file.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 11

  • STEP 16

You can upload and read your own eBooks file in ePUB format without worries about metadata.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 12

Start reading from PC, Tablet, Mobile Phone is blazing fast!

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 13

  • STEP 17

If you want to run FileRun container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

FileRun Synology NAS Set up 14

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update FileRun container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Monday / September 6th, 2021 at 11:14 PM