How to Install Homechart on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Homechart on Your Synology NAS

Homechart is built to be an integrated experience for all of your household data. Instead of having 5-10 different application to enter duplicate data into, Homechart integrates everything in some interesting ways, such as: Calendar shows your events, as well as upcoming meals, tasks, and recurring transactions. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homechart on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 4

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

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

In the Name field type in homechart. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: "3"
services:
  homechart:
    depends_on:
      - postgres
    environment:
      HOMECHART_POSTGRESQL_HOSTNAME: postgres
      HOMECHART_POSTGRESQL_PASSWORD: postgres
      HOMECHART_POSTGRESQL_USERNAME: postgres
    image: candiddev/homechart
    ports:
      - 3416:3000
    restart: always
  postgres:
    environment:
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: postgres
    image: postgres
    restart: always
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data
volumes:
  postgres: {}

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3416 Follow the instructions in the image below. If you, like me, are a new user, click Sign in.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Add your own Email Address and your own Password. Click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Add your own Name, then select Dark Mode if you like it, then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Select your Currency Format then click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy Homechart!

Homechart Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run the Homechart 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.
Note: Find out how to update the Homechart container with the latest image.
Note: All persistent data is stored in PostgreSQL database, Homechart doesn’t save anything locally.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Saturday / October 30th, 2021 at 12:35 AM