How to Install qBittorrent on Your Synology NAS

How to Install qBittorrent on Your Synology NAS

qBittorrent is a safe torrent client. The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent. Since its release, qBittorrent has received numerous feedback and positive reviews as being reliable and very lightweight software. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install qBittorrent 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 the Text Editor Package. Skip this STEP if you already have Text Editor installed.

  • STEP 4

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

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 2

  • 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 qBittorrent. Uncheck “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=qbittorrent \
-p 6881:6881 \
-p 6881:6881/udp \
-p 8080:8080 \
-e WEBUI_PORT=8080 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/qbittorrent:/config \
-v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent

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).
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/qbittorrent:/config \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal downloads path folder -v /volume1/web/downloads:/downloads  \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads  \

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Go to File Station and open the qbittorrent folder. Follow the instructions in the images below.

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 1

Inside qbittorrent folder you will finder 4 different folders click on qBittorrent folder.

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 6

Inside the qBittorrent folder you will find a file that is called qBittorrent.conf open it.

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 10

On the WebUI\Address= line add your NAS LAN IP followed by :8080 then save the file. Follow the instruction in the image below.

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 11

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8080 Type in the default Username and Password, then click Login.

Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is adminadmin

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 9

Enjoy qBittorrent!

qBittorrent Synology NAS Set up 10

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Your qBittorrent container run in bridge network mode. If you experience connections problems remember to set your Synology Firewall in Control Panel / Security / Firewall / Edit Rules and allow IP-Ranges 172.17.0.0/16
Note
: You can use qBittorrent together with Flood for a better user experience.
Note: You can also change the default WEB_UI port 8080 on STEP 6 with any port you want but, if you do, make sure you also change the port on STEP 10. This can be useful if port 8080 is being used by another Docker container.
Note: Find out how to update qBittorrent container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 1st, 2021 at 2:17 AM