How to Install Openblocks on your Synology NAS

How to Install Openblocks on your Synology NAS

Openblocks is an Open Source Retool alternative. You can easily build internal tools fast, with no limitations. Get connected to most databases and any REST API platform within clicks, and unleash the fully-fledged integration of heterogeneous data, from anywhere. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Openblocks on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Openblocks v1.1.8 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 openblocks. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Openblocks 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 openblocks. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  openblocks:
    image: elestio4test/openblocks-ce:latest
    container_name: Openblocks
    hostname: openblocks
    mem_limit: 8g
    cpu_shares: 2048
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    healthcheck:
     test: curl -f http://localhost:3000/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 8446:3000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/openblocks:/openblocks-stacks:rw
    restart: on-failure:5

Openblocks 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.

Openblocks Synology NAS Set up 3

⌛Now just wait because the Openblocks image is about 1.5GB.

  • STEP 7

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

Openblocks 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:8446 click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Openblocks Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Type in your own details, then click Sign up. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Openblocks Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 11

Click New to add your first App, Module, Navigation, Folder or Import something. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Openblocks Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

For example, I clicked App to create a new App.

Openblocks Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy Openblocks!

🆘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 Openblocks container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Openblocks 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 Openblocks 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 Thursday / February 8th, 2024 at 10:55 PM