How to Install Gaps on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Gaps on Your Synology NAS

Gaps searches through your Plex Server or local folders for all movies, then queries for known movies in the same collection. If those movies don’t exist in your library, Gaps will recommend getting those movies, legally of course. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Gaps on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • 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 one new folder and name it gaps. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Gaps 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.

Gaps 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 Gaps. 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=gaps \
-p 5211:8484 \
-v /volume1/docker/gaps:/usr/data \
--restart always \
--expose 32400 \
housewrecker/gaps

Gaps Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Gaps Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Gaps” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Gaps – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Gaps Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • 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:5211 Follow the instructions in the images below.

Gaps Synology NAS Set up 6

Set up your Gaps/Plex Settings!

Gaps Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run Gaps 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 Gaps 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 24th, 2021 at 1:46 AM