How to Install Snippet Box on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Snippet Box on Your Synology NAS

Snippet Box is a simple self-hosted app for organizing your code snippets. It allows you to easily create, edit, browse and manage your snippets in various languages. With built-in Markdown support, Snippet Box makes it very easy to add notes or simple documentation to your code. You can self-host all mariushosting codes to install various docker package in a very simple way. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Snippet Box 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 snippetbox. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Snippet Box 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.

Snippet Box 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 Snippet Box. 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=snippet_box \
-p 5212:5000 \
-v /volume1/docker/snippetbox:/app/data \
--restart always \
pawelmalak/snippet-box

Snippet Box Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

Snippet Box Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

Snippet Box 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:5212 Click on the Editor tab to start adding your first Snippet. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Snippet Box Synology NAS Set up 6

Add your Snippet and Documentation!

Snippet Box Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Snippet Box!

Snippet Box Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you want to run the Snippet Box container over HTTPS, check out 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 Snippet Box 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 29th, 2021 at 11:37 PM