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.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Transmission 4.0.4 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • 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 new 2023

  • STEP 4

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

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 2 new 2023

  • 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 new 2023

  • 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 USER=marius \
-e PASS=mariushosting \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/data:/config \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/downloads:/downloads \
-v /volume1/docker/transmission/watch:/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).
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for USER and add your own username. marius is an example for a username. You have to insert your own username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area, change the value for PASS and add your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password. You have to insert your own password.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 4 new 2023 task

  • 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 new 2023

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 8

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

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 6 new 2023

  • 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 you will be prompted to add the username and password you have chosen at STEP 6. Click Sign in. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 7 new 2023

  • STEP 11

Port forward port 51413 in your router pointing to your NAS. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Transmission Synology NAS Set up 8 new 2023

Enjoy Transmission!

Note: If you want to run the Transmission container over 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 runs in bridge network mode. If you experience connections issues, remember to set your Synology Firewall (RULE 6) in Control Panel / Security / Firewall / Edit Rules and allow IP-Ranges 172.17.0.0/16
Note: Find out how to update the Transmission container with the latest image.
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Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Thursday / September 21st, 2023 at 2:19 AM