How to Install NZBGet on Your Synology NAS

How to Install NZBGet on Your Synology NAS

NZBGet is a Usenet downloader, written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install NZBGet on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest NZBGet v21.1 release.

NZBGet Deprecation Notice: Due to the upstream project no longer being in development, the NZBGet container is now deprecated. This means you can continue to install it and use it, but there will be no more updates of any kind to the software. In any case, if a developer may decide to pick up and continue the project, I will update the article accordingly. Note: You can use SABnzbd as alternative.

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

NZBGet 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 NZBGet“. Uncheck “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=nzbget \
-p 6789:6789 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/nzbget:/config \
-v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, 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, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/nzbget:/config \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal download path folder
-v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads \ 
Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads  \

NZBGet 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.

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

NZBGet 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:6789 Type in the default username and Password, then click Sign in.

⚠️Warning: the default username is nzbget and the default password is tegbzn6789

NZBGet Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy NZBGet!

NZBGet Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run NZBGet container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your “download” folder where you have your files stored. Click on PropertyPermission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:6789
: Your NZBGet container run in bridge network mode. If you experience connections problems remember to set your Synology Firewall in Control Panel / Security / Firewall / Edit Rules and allow IP-Ranges
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 NZBGet container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / March 6th, 2024 at 12:37 PM