How to Install Redis on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Redis on Your Synology NAS

Redis is often referred to as a data structures server. What this means is that Redis provides access to mutable data structures via a set of commands, which are sent using a server-client model with TCP sockets and a simple protocol. So different processes can query and modify the same data structures in a shared way. This repository builds Redis, and downloads various components (modules, RedisInsight) in order to build redis-stack packages for it’s CI process. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Redis on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Redis v6.2.4-v2 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 redis. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Redis 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.

Redis 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 Redis. 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=redis \
-v /volume1/docker/redis:/data \
--net=host \
--restart always \
redis/redis-stack

Redis Synology NAS Set up 3 new

  • STEP 6

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

Redis Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 7

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

Redis Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

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  • 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:8001 Accept the Terms then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Redis Synology NAS Set up 6 new

Enjoy Redis!

Redis Synology NAS Set up 7 new

Note: If you want to run the Redis container over HTTPS, check 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 Redis 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.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Saturday / September 17th, 2022 at 8:43 PM