How to Install FlexGet on Your Synology NAS

How to Install FlexGet on Your Synology NAS

FlexGet is a multipurpose automation tool for content like torrents, NZBs, podcasts, comics, series, movies, etc. It can use different kinds of sources like RSS-feeds, html pages, csv files, search engines and there are even plugins for sites that do not provide any kind of useful feeds. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install FlexGet on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest FlexGet v3.11.18 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 flexget. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the flexget folder that you created at STEP 3 and them config and data. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 6

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  flexget:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/flexget:latest
    container_name: FlexGet
    hostname: flexget
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:5050
    ports:
      - 8650:5050
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/flexget/config:/config:rw
      - /volume1/docker/flexget/data:/data:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      FG_LOG_LEVEL: info
      FG_LOG_FILE: /config/flexget.log
      FG_CONFIG_FILE: /config/.flexget/config.yml
      FG_WEBUI_PASSWORD: mariushostingSTRONGPassWoRd@
    restart: on-failure:5

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.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor 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 Web editor area below, change the value for FG_WEBUI_PASSWORD and type in your own password. mariushostingSTRONGPassWoRd@ is an example for a password. You will need this password later at STEP 10.

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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.

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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:8650 Type in the default Username which is flexget and your own password that you have previously added at STEP 6. Click LOGIN. Follow the instructions in the image below.

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Your FlexGet Dashboard at a glance!

FlexGet Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy FlexGet!

Note: FlexGet Full Official Documentation.

Note: If you want to run the FlexGet container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make FlexGet work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the FlexGet container with the latest image.
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
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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 / February 21st, 2024 at 1:29 PM