How to Install Morphos on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Morphos on Your Synology NAS

Morphos server is a self-hosted server to convert different files privately. The project provides an user-friendly web UI. For now, Morphos only supports images. Documents will be added soon. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Morphos on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Morphos v0.3.0 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 morphos. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 5

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

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  morphos:
    container_name: Morphos
    image: ghcr.io/danvergara/morphos-server:latest
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:false
    healthcheck:
      test: timeout 10s bash -c ':> /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/8080' || exit 1
      interval: 10s
      timeout: 5s
      retries: 3
      start_period: 90s
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/morphos:/tmp:rw
    ports:
      - 4217:8080
    restart: on-failure:5

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 4

  • 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:4217 Choose your file, select the format to convert to, then click Upload. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Wait for the file to be processed, then click Download. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Download your converted file. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Morphos Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Morphos!

🆘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 Morphos container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Morphos 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 Morphos container with the latest image.
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Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
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This post was updated on Monday / May 13th, 2024 at 10:52 PM