How to Install HOOBS on Your Synology NAS

How to Install HOOBS on Your Synology NAS

HOOBS out of the box system, or HOOBS for short, is a plug and play hub that makes smart accessories compatible with your favorite ecosystem. Whether you prefer Apple Homekit, Google Home, or Amazon Alexa, you’re unlikely to find compatible accessories and services that all work together nicely under one roof. HOOBS aims to unify and simplify your smart home. It is designed to be accessible for beginners, yet robust and versatile for advanced users, opening a world of possibilities for automating your home. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install HOOBS on your Synology NAS using Docker. You can also use Homebridge for your smart home devices.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest HOOBS 4.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Text Editor via Synology “Package Center”.

1 Synology DSM 7 Install Text Editor

  • STEP 4

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

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 5

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

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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 HOOBS“. 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=hoobs \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/hoobs:/hoobs \
--network host \
--restart always \
hoobs/hoobs

Note: Before you paste the code in the Run command area, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code in the Run command area, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 7

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

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 8

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

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes.

  • STEP 9

Go to File Station / Docker / hoobs / etc and open the config.json file by double clicking on it.

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 10

Change the standard port 80 to 8085 then save the file. Follow the instructions in the image below.

3 HOOBS modify config.json

  • STEP 11

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

  • STEP 12

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8085/ Follow the instructions in the image below. Create an account, type in Name, Username, Password then Reenter Password. Click Create Account. Follow the instructions in the image below.

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 10

Enjoy your HOOBS hosted on your Synology NAS!

HOOBS Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Find out how to update HOOBS container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow HOOBS to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / August 4th, 2021 at 11:38 PM