How to Install Hammond on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Hammond on Your Synology NAS

Hammond is a self hosted vehicle management system to track fuel and other expenses related to all of your vehicles. It supports multiple users sharing multiple vehicles. It is the logical successor to Clarkson which has not been updated for quite some time now. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Hammond 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 hammond. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Inside the hammond folder you have previously created at STEP 3, create two new folders and name one config and the other one data. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Hammond. 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=hammond \
-p 3200:3000 \
-v /volume1/docker/hammond/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/hammond/data:/assets \
--restart always \
akhilrex/hammond

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 6

  • 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:3200/initialize Click Fresh Install. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11

Add your own name, email and password. Select your currency and distance unit, then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

After you click submit you will get a message that says: “You have been registered successfully. You will be redirected to the login screen shortly where you can login and start using the system.” If the automatic redirect does not work, access the login page by connecting to http://Synology-ip-address:3200/login Follow the instructions in the image below.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

After you connect to the http://Synology-ip-address:3200/login add your own Email and Password you have chosen at STEP 11. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Hammond!

Hammond Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run the Hammond container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 10:50 AM