How to Install Homarr on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Homarr on Your Synology NAS

Homarr is a simple and lightweight homepage for your server that helps you easily access all of your services in one place. The thing I like most about Homarr is its speed and simplicity in adding links of your favorite docker apps. You can use it as a bookmark as well. Great integration with Plex, Sonarr, Radarr etc. Homarr supports multiple configs and persistent storage. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homarr on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homarr v0.15.0 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Homarr Using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it homarr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Homarr Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folder inside the homarr folder that you created at STEP 3 and name it data and icons. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

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  • STEP 5

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

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Homarr. 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=homarr \
-p 4755:7575 \
-v /volume1/docker/homarr:/app/data/configs \
-v /volume1/docker/homarr/icons:/app/public/icons \
-v /volume1/docker/homarr/data:/data \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/ajnart/homarr:latest

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

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  • STEP 7

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

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After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 8

After you click Submit on STEP 7, select your “Install Homarr” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Homarr – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homarr Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • 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:4755 at the top right of the page, switch to Dark Mode then click Start update process. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 11

Type in your own Username and Password then click Continue. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 12

Click Go to the management dashboard. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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  • STEP 13

Your management dashboard at a glance!

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  • STEP 14

Your Homarr dashboard at a glance!

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  • STEP 15

To prevent containers like Pihole and others from going into timeout when you are looking for integrations in Homarr, remember to DISABLE/UNCHECK the Multiple Gateways option in network settings in DSM.

Enjoy Homarr!

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If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

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

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This post was updated on Saturday / February 24th, 2024 at 5:18 AM