How to Install Orca Slicer on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Orca Slicer on Your Synology NAS

Orca Slicer is an open source slicer for FDM printers. Orca Slicer is based on Bambu Studio, which is based on PrusaSlicer, which is based on Slic3r. That’s quite a family tree, but it shows the power of open-source software in the 3D printing community. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Orca Slicer on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Orca Slicer v1.9.0 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 orcaslicer. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Orca Slicer 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 orcaslicer. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: "3.9"
services:
  orcaslicer:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/orcaslicer:latest
    container_name: Orca-Slicer
    hostname: orcaslicer
    mem_limit: 4g
    cpu_shares: 1024
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
      - seccomp:unconfined
    healthcheck:
      test: curl -f http://marius:mariushosting@localhost:3000/ || exit 1
    ports:
      - 8231:3000
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/orcaslicer:/config:rw
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PUID: 1026
      PGID: 100
      TITLE: Orca-Slicer
      CUSTOM_USER: marius
      PASSWORD: mariushosting
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor 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, 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 Web editor area below, change the value for CUSTOM_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.
Note: The healthcheck should mirror the CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD.

Orca Slicer 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.

Orca Slicer 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“.

Orca Slicer 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:8231 If everything goes right, you will see the Orca Slicer Login page. Type in your own CUSTOM_USER and PASSWORD that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click Sign In. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Orca Slicer Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Select your Printer!

Orca Slicer Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Orca Slicer!

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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 Orca Slicer container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Orca Slicer work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / January 10th, 2024 at 6:43 PM