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 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 a new folder and name it filezilla. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to 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 \
-e CUSTOM_USER=marius \
-e PASSWORD=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/filezilla:/config \
-v /volume1/web/downloads:/data \
--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).
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/web/downloads:/data \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal downloads path folder -v /volume1/web/downloads:/data \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/data  \

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

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 new 2023

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 FileZilla” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install FileZilla – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 5

⌛Now just wait because the FileZilla image is about 1GB.

  • 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:7171 If everything goes right, you will see the FileZilla Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2023

  • STEP 10

Your files will be saved in the “data” folder. Just to clarify: although in FileZilla you will see the “data” folder, in your NAS the files will be saved in the folder you have chosen at STEP 5.

FileZilla Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2023

Enjoy FileZilla!

Note: If you want to run the FileZilla container over 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.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
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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.
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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 / April 26th, 2023 at 12:38 PM