How to Install Papermerge on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Papermerge on Your Synology NAS

Papermerge is an open source document management system (DMS) primarily designed for archiving and retrieving your digital documents. Instead of having piles of paper documents all over your desk, office or drawers, you can quickly scan them and configure your scanner to directly upload to Papermerge DMS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Papermerge on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Papermerge v2.0.1-ls60 release.

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

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the papermerge folder that you created at STEP 3. Name one “config” and the other “data“. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Papermerge“. 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=papermerge \
-p 7423:8000 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/papermerge/config:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/papermerge/data:/data \
--restart=always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/papermerge

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.)

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 5 new

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Papermerge” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Papermerge – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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:7423

Type in the default Username and Password, then click Sign in.

Warning: the default Username is admin and the default Password is admin

You can change the username and password later. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy your Papermerge!

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 11

If you want to add different OCR languages to your Papermerge installation, just follow the guide below.

  • STEP 12

Install Text Editor on Your Synology NAS. If you already have Text Editor installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 13

Open then edit the file papermerge.conf.py in /volume/docker/papermerge/config and add your favorite language (Deutsch) as per my example. Click the X to save the settings. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: You can add different languages as per my example: “spa”: “Spanish”, “ita”: “Italian”, etc.

  • STEP 14

Open the Docker package on your Synology NAS and, in the sidebar on the left, click Container, select your papermerge container, then click the Action tab / Restart. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

Once you connect to your Papermerge instance again, you will see the new OCR language. In the example below you can see “Deutsch” in the dropdown menu. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Papermerge Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: If you want to run Papermerge container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Papermerge container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Friday / August 26th, 2022 at 10:55 AM