How to Install FileZilla on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FileZilla on Your Synology NAS

FileZilla is a free software, cross-platform FTP application, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Client binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, server binaries are available for Windows only. Well today I will teach you how to install FileZilla client on your Synology NAS in less than 30 seconds directly through the Task Scheduler option. It’ll be over in a couple of seconds and it’s essentially child’s play.

  • 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 a new folder and name it filezilla. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FileZilla 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.

FileZilla 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 FileZilla“. 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=filezilla \
-p 7171:3000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/filezilla:/config \
--restart=always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/filezilla

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 3

Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change in the code above /volume1/docker/filezilla according to your settings. For example: /volume2/docker/filezilla or /volume3/docker/filezilla etc.

  • STEP 6

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

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

FileZilla 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 minutes or seconds. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7171/

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you want to run FileZilla 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 FileZilla 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.

This post was updated on Thursday / October 21st, 2021 at 8:55 PM