How to Install Flood on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Flood on Your Synology NAS

Flood is a monitoring service for various torrent clients like qBittorrent, Transmission, rTorrent, Deluge. It’s a Node.js service that communicates with your favorite torrent client and serves a decent web UI for administration. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Flood on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Flood v4.6.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 Flood. 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=flood \
-p 5245:3000 \
--restart always \
jesec/flood

Flood Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

After you click OK on STEP 4 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5, select your “Install Flood” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Flood – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

  • STEP 8

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:5245 Create  your own Username and Password. Add your qBittorrent instance (see STEP 11 in my qBittorrent guide) or other torrent from the drop-down list. Click Create Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Start to download any torrent file you want using qBittorrent. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

After you start to download your torrent file using qBittorrent at STEP 9, open the Flood docker instance at http://Synology-ip-address:5245 to see the download progress using Flood’s futuristic GUI.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Click the + at the top right of the Flood docker instance. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

You can download any torrent you need with confidence directly using Flood’s futuristic GUI instead of the more vintage qBittorrent GUI like on STEP 9. Enter the address of your torrent file and click Add Torrent. qBittorrent will automatically start the download but you will control everything from the Flood graphical interface. Wonderful, right? Follow the instructions in the image below.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 9

If you are more of a Dark Mode kind of person, you can also change the theme and start using Dark Mode on Flood.

Flood Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run Flood 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 Flood container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Tuesday / August 31st, 2021 at 2:27 AM