How to Install Koillection on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Koillection on Your Synology NAS

Koillection is a self-hosted collection manager created to keep track of physical (mostly) collections of any kind like books, DVDs, stamps, games etc. As Koillection is meant to be used for any kind of collections, it doesn’t support automatic download of metadata but, it offers the option to add your own metadata freely. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Koillection on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Koillection 1.3.17 release.

  • 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. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 4

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

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create two new folders inside the koillection folder that you created at STEP 4 name one conf and the other uploads. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 7

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

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

version: '3'

services:
    koillection:
        image: koillection/koillection
        container_name: koillection
        restart: always
        ports:
            - 4460:80
        environment:
            - DB_DRIVER=pdo_pgsql
            - DB_NAME=koillection
            - DB_HOST=db
            - DB_PORT=5432
            - DB_USER=root
            - DB_PASSWORD=root
            - DB_VERSION=12.2
            - PHP_TZ=Europe/Bucharest
            - HTTPS_ENABLED=0
        depends_on:
            - db
        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/koillection/conf:/conf
            - /volume1/docker/koillection/uploads:/uploads
    db:
        image: postgres:latest
        container_name: koillectiondb
        restart: always
        environment:
            - POSTGRES_DB=koillection
            - POSTGRES_USER=root
            - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=root

        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/koillectiondb:/var/lib/postgresql/data

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

1 Koillection Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 8

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named 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.

2 Koillection Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 9

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

3 Koillection Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 10

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  • STEP 11

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:4460 If everything goes right you will see the installation page. Type in your own Username, Email, Password, Time zone, then select your favorite Date format. Click SUBMIT. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Your page will look like the screenshot below.

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

If you like, you can set a dark mode theme. Click Settings at the top of the page. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy Koillection!

Koillection Synology NAS Set up 10

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

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This post was updated on Thursday / December 8th, 2022 at 12:48 PM