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 \
  -v /volume1/docker/filezilla:/config \
  --restart=always \
  ghcr.io/linuxserver/filezilla

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 this 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.

This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:44 PM