How to Install Transmission on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Transmission on Your Synology NAS

Transmission is designed for easy, powerful use. Transmission has the features you want from a BitTorrent client: encryption, a web interface, peer exchange, magnet links, DHT, µTP, UPnP and NAT-PMP port forwarding, webseed support, watch directories, tracker editing, global and per-torrent speed limits, and more. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Transmission 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 transmission. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create three new folders inside the transmission folder that you created at STEP 3 name datadownloadsincomplete. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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 Transmission. 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=transmission \
-p 9091:9091 \
-p 51413:51413 \
-p 51413:51413/udp \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e TRANSMISSION_WEB_HOME=/combustion-release/ \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/data:/data \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/downloads:/downloads \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/incomplete:/watch \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/transmission

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, 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 below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7, select your “Install Transmission” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Transmission – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 6

  • 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:9091

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy Transmission!

Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Your Transmission container run in bridge network mode. If you experience connections problems remember to set your Synology Firewall in Control Panel / Security / Firewall / Edit Rules and allow IP-Ranges 172.17.0.0/16
Note: Find out how to update Transmission container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / August 4th, 2021 at 4:29 PM