How to Install PSiTransfer on Your Synology NAS

How to Install PSiTransfer on Your Synology NAS

PSiTransfer is a simple open source self-hosted file sharing solution. It’s an alternative to paid services like Dropbox and WeTransfer. You can share multiple files with your own retention policy. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PSiTransfer 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

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 PSiTransfer. 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=psitransfer \
-p 3377:3000 \
-e PSITRANSFER_UPLOAD_PASS=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/psitransfer:/data \
--restart always \
psitrax/psitransfer
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/psitransfer

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PSITRANSFER_UPLOAD_PASS and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install PSiTransfer” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install PSiTransfer – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Add the Wildcard Certificate to your synology.me DDNS.

  • STEP 9

Set up Reverse Proxy Rules using your own subdomain and DDNS name. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

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  • STEP 11

Go to your synology.me address then add the password you have chosen at STEP 5 then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Drop the files you want to share by clicking the + icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 13

After you upload the files of your choice set up the retention policy then click upload. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 14

After your files are uploaded, you will get a Download Link to share with your friends. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 10

  • STEP 15

You can start to download your files. Enjoy PsiTransfer!

PSiTransfer Synology NAS Set up 11

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the PSiTransfer 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.

This post was updated on Sunday / January 16th, 2022 at 12:25 PM