How to Install Manyfold on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Manyfold on Your Synology NAS
Manyfold (pronounced “manifold”, and previously known as VanDAM) is a digital asset manager, specifically designed for 3D print files. Create a library pointing at your files on disk, and it will scan for models and parts. It assumes that any folders containing STL or OBJ files are models, and the files within them are parts. You can then view the files easily through your browser! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Manyfold on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Manyfold v0.68.0 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

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 3

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

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create three new folders inside the manyfold folder that you have  previously created at STEP 3 and name them db, libraries, redis. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 6

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  redis:
    image: redis:7
    command:
      - /bin/sh
      - -c
      - redis-server --requirepass redispass
    container_name: Manyfold-REDIS
    hostname: manyfold-redis
    mem_limit: 256m
    mem_reservation: 50m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    read_only: true
    user: 1026:100
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD-SHELL", "redis-cli ping || exit 1"]
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/manyfold/redis:/data:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
    restart: on-failure:5

  db:
    image: postgres:16
    container_name: Manyfold-DB
    hostname: manyfold-db
    mem_limit: 512m
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: ["CMD", "pg_isready", "-q", "-d", "manyfold", "-U", "manyfolduser"]
      timeout: 45s
      interval: 10s
      retries: 10
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/manyfold/db:/var/lib/postgresql/data:rw
    environment:
      POSTGRES_DB: manyfold
      POSTGRES_USER: manyfolduser
      POSTGRES_PASSWORD: manyfoldpass
    restart: on-failure:5

  manyfold:
    image: ghcr.io/manyfold3d/manyfold:latest
    container_name: Manyfold
    hostname: manyfold
    mem_limit: 8g
    cpu_shares: 2048
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
      test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:3214
    ports:
      - 7214:3214
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/manyfold/libraries:/libraries:rw
    environment:
      REDIS_URL: redis://:redispass@manyfold-redis:6379/1
      DATABASE_URL: postgresql://manyfolduser:manyfoldpass@manyfold-db/manyfold?pool=5
      SECRET_KEY_BASE: qh8urRn4ZJrtvhdmkvZ5mqvzngLASxUv
      # RAILS_RELATIVE_URL_ROOT: /manyfold Sets the root of the app to /manyfold useful for reverse proxies with nginx
    restart: on-failure:5
    depends_on:
      redis:
        condition: service_healthy
      db:
        condition: service_healthy

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own UID and GID values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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.

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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:7214 Type in  /libraries in the Path field, then click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 11

Your Manyfold dashboard at a glance!

Manyfold Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2024

Enjoy Manyfold!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Manyfold container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Manyfold work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Manyfold container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 30th, 2024 at 3:09 PM