Synology already supports MariaDB having made it downloadable via Package Center. But in today’s article I want to teach you how to install the Docker version of MariaDB which will help you set up a database for each Docker package you want to install that requires a database. MariaDB is one of the most popular database servers. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install MariaDB 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 mariadb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to 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 MariaDB. Uncheck the “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=mariadb \ -p 3306:3306 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mariushosting \ -v /volume1/docker/mariadb:/config \ --restart always \ mariadb
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, 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 below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD and add your own password. mariushosting is an example of a password.
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install MariaDB” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MariaDB – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
MariaDB doesn’t have a graphical interface; it works in the background. In order to view and create new databases you will need to install the docker version of phpMyAdmin following my simple guide.
Note: If you don’t like MariaDB, you can use MySQL as a database.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the MariaDB 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.
This post was updated on Sunday / January 16th, 2022 at 1:04 PM