How to Install WBO on Your Synology NAS

How to Install WBO on Your Synology NAS

WBO is a free and open-source online collaborative whiteboard that allows many users to draw simultaneously on a large virtual board. The board is updated in real time for all connected users, and its state is always persisted. It can be used for many different purposes, including art, entertainment, design and teaching. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install WBO on your Synology NAS using Docker.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest WBO v1.19.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology NAS Install Docker DSM 7.2

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder create one new folder and name it wbo. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

WBO 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.

WBO 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 WBO. 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=wbo \
-p 5479:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/wbo:/opt/app/server-data \
--restart always \
chown -R 1000:1000 /volume1/docker/wbo

WBO Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

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

WBO Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

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

WBO 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:5479 Choose the Public Board or the Private Board. Follow the instructions in the image below.

WBO Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy WBO!

WBO Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the WBO container over HTTPS, check out 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 WBO container with the latest image.
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Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
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This post was updated on Saturday / February 11th, 2023 at 8:29 AM