How to Install Link Saver on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Link Saver on Your Synology NAS

Link Saver, as the name implies, is a simple and lightweight link saver that might come in handy in some situations. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Link Saver on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Link Saver v0.3.3 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 LinkSaver. 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 --name linksaver \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e THEME=darkly \
-v /volume1/docker/linksaver:/data/linksaver \
-p 8841:8841 \
aceberg/go-linksaver

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.)

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install LinkSaver” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install LinkSaver – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

  • STEP 9

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:8841 Type in your Description and Link then click Add. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Link Saver!

Link Saver Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the Link Saver 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 Link Saver container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Sunday / November 27th, 2022 at 1:10 AM