How to Install Petio on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Petio on Your Synology NAS

Petio is a third party companion app available to Plex server owners to allow their users to request, review and discover content. The app is built to appear instantly familiar and intuitive to even the most tech-agnostic users. Petio will help you manage requests from your users, connect to other third party apps such as Sonarr and Radarr, notify users when content is available and track request progress. Petio also allows users to discover media both on and off your server, quickly and easily find related content, and review to leave their opinion for other users. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Petio on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Install Plex on your Synology NAS using my Docker Guide. Skip this step if you already have Plex installed.

  • STEP 4

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create two new folders and name one petio and the other petiodb. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

Now create two new folders inside the petio folder that you created at STEP 4 and name them config and logs. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

1 Petio Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 6

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 7

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 8

In the Name field type in petio. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

version: '3'

networks:
    petio-network:
        driver: bridge

services:
    petio:
        image: ghcr.io/petio-team/petio:latest
        container_name: Petio
        hostname: petio
        ports:
            - 7778:7777
        networks:
            - petio-network
        user: 1026:100
        depends_on:
            - mongo
        environment:
            - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/petio/config:/app/api/config
            - /volume1/docker/petio/config:/app/logs

    mongo:
        image: mongo:4.4
        container_name: Petio-DB
        hostname: mongo
        networks:
            - petio-network
        user: 1026:100
        volumes:
            - /volume1/docker/petiodb:/data/db

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own PUID and PGID. (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 TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

2 Petio Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 9

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.

3 Petio Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 10

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

4 Petio Synology NAS Set up

  • STEP 11

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

  • STEP 12

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7778 Click LOGIN WITH PLEX. Add your own Plex credentials. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 13

Add your own Petio Admin Password (you have to create one). Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 14

Select your own Plex Installation NAS IP from the list, then click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 15

Test your Mongo Database, then click Finish. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 16

Log in with your own credentials. You can use your own Plex email and your Petio Admin Password you have previously created at STEP 13. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Petio Synology NAS Set up 11

Enjoy Petio!

Petio Synology NAS Set up 12 new

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

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This post was updated on Tuesday / September 13th, 2022 at 6:14 PM