How to Install RethinkDB on Your Synology NAS

How to Install RethinkDB on Your Synology NAS

RethinkDB is a free and open-source, distributed document-oriented database. The database stores JSON documents with dynamic schemas, and is designed to facilitate pushing real-time updates for query results to applications. RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in real-time. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install RethinkDB on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest version of RethinkDB v.2.4.4

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

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 3

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

RethinkDB Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

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 5

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

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

version: '3.9'
services:
  rethinkdb:
    image: rethinkdb:latest
    container_name: RethinkDB
    ports:
     - 8582:8080
     - 28014:28015
     - 29016:29015
    volumes:
    - /volume1/docker/rethinkdb:/data
    command:
      - /bin/bash
      - -c
      - |
        rethinkdb create --initial-password mariushosting
        rethinkdb --bind all
    restart: on-failure:5

RethinkDB Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

RethinkDB Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

RethinkDB Synology NAS Set up

  • 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:8582

RethinkDB Synology NAS Set up 5

Enjoy RethinkDB!

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

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This post was updated on Friday / February 16th, 2024 at 3:56 PM