How to Install Readarr on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Readarr on Your Synology NAS

Readarr is an eBook (and maybe eventually magazine/audiobook) collection manager for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new books from your favorite authors and will grab, sort and rename them. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Readarr 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 readarr. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Readarr 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.

Readarr 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 Readarr“. 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=readarr \
-p 8787:8787 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-v /volume1/docker/readarr:/config \
--restart always \
hotio/readarr:nightly

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 Run command area, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

Readarr Synology NAS Set up 3

Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/readarr:/config \ you can add your personal path to downloads.
-v /path/toyour/downloads:/downloads \

  • STEP 6

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

Readarr Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Readarr Synology NAS Set up 5

  • 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:8787

Readarr Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your files stored. Click on PropertyPermission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8787
Note
: Until further notice, some updates could require a fresh database. There’s only a nightly tag available for the moment.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Readarr container with the latest image.
NoteHow to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Thursday / June 3rd, 2021 at 7:28 PM