Jackett works as a proxy server. It translates queries from apps (Sonarr, SickRage, CouchPotato, Mylar, etc) into tracker-site-specific http queries, parses the html response, then sends results back to the requesting software. This allows for getting recent uploads (like RSS) and performing searches. Jackett is a single repository of maintained indexer scraping & translation logic. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Jackett on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it jackett. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create two new folders inside the jackett folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “config” and the other “downloads“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in “Install Jackett“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=jackett \ -e AUTO_UPDATE=true \ -p 9117:9117 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/jackett/config:/config \ -v /volume1/docker/jackett/downloads:/downloads \ --restart=always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/jackett
Note: Before you paste the code above 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 above in the Run command area, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: In the code above instead of -v /volume1/docker/jackett/downloads:/downloads \ you can use the shared folder of your choice
-v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads \
After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Jackett” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Jackett – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:9117
Note: If you want to run this 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 Jackett container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: At STEP 6, instead of /volume1/docker/jackett/downloads you can use the shared folder of your choice, but remember to change the code with the new path in the User-defined script. The downloads folder is the Path to torrent blackhole.
Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your downloads stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save.
This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:43 PM