How to Install Focalboard on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Focalboard on Your Synology NAS

Focalboard is an open source, self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana. It’s a project management tool that helps define, organize, track and manage work across teams, using a familiar kanban board view. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Focalboard on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Focalboard 0.11.0 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 image below.

Focalboard 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 Focalboard. Uncheck the “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=focalboard \
-p 5374:8000 \
--restart always \
mattermost/focalboard

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Focalboard 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:5374 Click “or create an account if you don’t have one“. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Create an account. Type in your own email, username and password then click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Start your first Board! On the left panel click Add Board and select a template. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Focalboard!

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 8

You can activate the Dark theme option and you can also change the language in Focalboard. Everything is simple and easy to follow.

Focalboard Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: If you want to run the Focalboard container over HTTPS, check out my guide on 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 the Focalboard 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.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.

This post was updated on Sunday / January 16th, 2022 at 12:23 PM