OpenBooks allows you to download eBooks in different formats from IRC “Internet Relay Chat” quickly and easily. You can use OpenBooks to download non-copyrighted books for educational purposes. If you are looking for more free eBooks, check out the Project Gutenberg website where you can download great literature for which U.S. copyright has expired. In this step by step guide I will show you how to Install OpenBooks on your Synology NAS with Docker & Portainer.
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.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it openbooks. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
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.
In the Name field type in openbooks. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: openbooks: image: evanbuss/openbooks:latest command: - '-n mariushosting' # REQUIRED - Username used to connect to IRC server - '--persist' container_name: OpenBooks hostname: openbooks mem_limit: 1g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true read_only: true ports: - 6081:80 volumes: - /volume1/docker/openbooks:/books:rw environment: BASE_PATH: /openbooks/ restart: on-failure:5
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for username and type in your own username. mariushosting is an example for a username.
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.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:6081/openbooks/ If everything goes right, you will see the OpenBooks search page. Search for a book without copyright, then click the download button. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy OpenBooks for educational purposes!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
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This post was updated on Thursday / September 28th, 2023 at 12:01 AM