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 v0.47.8 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:/data \
--restart always \
zadam/trilium

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 3

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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 Username and Password. Select your favorite Theme – you can choose between white, dark and black. Click Finish setup. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

After you click Finish setup at STEP 10, add your own Username and Password you have chosen at STEP 10. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy Trilium!

Trilium Synology NAS Set up 9

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.

This post was updated on Sunday / October 17th, 2021 at 1:39 AM