How to Install Trilium on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Trilium on Your Synology NAS

Trilium Notes is a hierarchical note taking application with focus on building large personal knowledge bases. You can look at Trilium as your own self-hosted Wikipedia. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Trilium on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Trilium v0.55.1 release.

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

Trilium 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.

Trilium 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 Install Trilium. 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=trilium \
-p 4292:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/trilium:/home/node/trilium-data \
--restart always \
zadam/trilium
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/trilium

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 3 new data

  • STEP 6

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

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 4 new

  • STEP 7

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

Trilium 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:4292 If you are a new user, select the first option “I’m a new user and I want to create new Trilium document for my notes”. Click Next. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Add your own Password. Click Set password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 7 new

  • STEP 11

Add your own Password you have chosen at STEP 10. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 8 new

Enjoy Trilium!

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 9 new

Note: If you want to run the Trilium container over HTTPS, check 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 Trilium container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 28th, 2022 at 3:48 AM