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 Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • 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.)

LinkSaver Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • 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

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install LinkSaver” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install LinkSaver – click OK. 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.
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This post was updated on Friday / April 28th, 2023 at 5:19 PM