How to Install Stirling-PDF on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Stirling-PDF on Your Synology NAS

Stirling-PDF is a powerful locally hosted web based PDF manipulation tool using Docker and AI that allows you to perform various operations on PDF files, such as splitting merging, converting, reorganizing, adding images, rotating, compressing, and more. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Stirling-PDF on your Synology NAS using Docker and Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Stirling-PDF v0.9.1 release.

  • 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 stirling. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the stirling folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them config and data. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

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 6

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

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

version: '3.9'
services:
  stirling-pdf:
    container_name: Stirling-PDF
    image: frooodle/s-pdf
    mem_limit: 2g
    cpu_shares: 768
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    ports:
      - 7890:8080
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/stirling/data:/usr/share/tesseract-ocr/4.00/tessdata:rw # Required for extra OCR languages
      - /volume1/docker/stirling/config:/configs:rw
    environment:
     APP_LOCALE: en_US # or fr_FR or de_DE
     APP_HOME_NAME: mariushosting PDF
     APP_HOME_DESCRIPTION: mariushosting PDF
     APP_NAVBAR_NAME: mariushosting PDF
#    APP_ROOT_PATH: /
#    ALLOW_GOOGLE_VISABILITY: true # or false
    restart: on-failure:5

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for APP_LOCALE. Examples: en_US for English, de_DE for German, fr_FR for French etc. (Select your current Default Language from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for APP_HOME_NAME. Choose a name for the app in the Homepage. mariushosting PDF is an example of a Homepage name.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for APP_HOME_DESCRIPTION. Choose a name for the app Description. mariushosting PDF is an example of a Description.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for APP_NAVBAR_NAME. Choose a name for the Navigation bar. mariushosting PDF is an example of a Navigation bar name.

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called 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.

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 4

⌛Now just wait because the Stirling-PDF image is about 1.4GB.

  • STEP 8

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

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 10

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:7890

Stirling-PDF Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Stirling-PDF!

Note: If you want to run the Stirling-PDF container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Stirling-PDF work over https, it’s also mandatory to set up WebSocket.

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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 23rd, 2023 at 1:55 PM