How to Install Memos on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Memos on Your Synology NAS

Memos is an open-source, self-hosted memo hub with knowledge management and collaboration. I really like how Memos works and you’re sure to be impressed by its ease of use in various scenarios. You can also install a the Memos client on your Mobile Phone. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Memos on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Memos v0.15.2 release.

💡Note: Check out my new guide on how to Install Memos Using Portainer.

  • 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 memos. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Memos 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.

Synology User Defined Script

  • 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 Memos. 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 -d --name=Memos \
-p 5235:5230 \
-v /volume1/docker/memos:/var/opt/memos \
--restart always \

Memos 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.

Memos 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 Memos” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Memos – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Memos 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:5235 Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Memos Synology NAS Se up 6 new 2024

  • STEP 10

Add your own Username and Password then click Sign up. You can also change the default language and you have an option to switch the theme to Dark Mode. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Memos Synology NAS Se up 7 new 2024

  • STEP 11

Your Memos dashboard at a glance!

Memos Synology NAS Se up 8 new 2024

Enjoy Memos!

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

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Memos 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 Saturday / September 23rd, 2023 at 5:05 PM