How to Install MySQL on Your Synology NAS

How to Install MySQL on Your Synology NAS

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, covering the entire range from personal projects and websites, via e-commerce and information services, all the way to high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more. In today’s article I want to teach you how to install the Docker version of MySQL which will help you set up a database for each Docker package you want to install that requires a database. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install MySQL on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

MySQL 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.

MySQL 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 MySQL. 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=mysql \
-p 3306:3306 \
-p 33060:33060 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/mysql:/var/lib/mysql \
--restart always \
mysql

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.

MySQL Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

MySQL Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install MySQL” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install MySQL – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

MySQL Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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

MySQL 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 MySQL, you can use MariaDB as a database.
Note
: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the MySQL 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: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:47 PM