Synology Install Grocy with Portainer

Synology Install Grocy with Portainer

My previous guide for Grocy involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Grocy version via Portainer. Grocy is a web-based self-hosted groceries & household management solution for your home. Cut down on food waste, and manage your chores with this brilliant utility. Keep track of your purchases, how much food you are wasting, what chores need doing and what batteries need charging with this proud Open Source tool. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Grocy on your Synology NAS with Docker & Portainer.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Grocy v4.0.3-2 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.

  • STEP 3

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

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology Portainer Add Stack

  • STEP 5

In the Name field type in grocy. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: Copy Paste the code below in the Portainer Stacks Web editor.

version: '3.9'
services:
 grocy:
    image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/grocy:latest
    container_name: Grocy
    healthcheck:
      test: timeout 10s bash -c ':> /dev/tcp/127.0.0.1/80' || exit 1
      interval: 10s
      timeout: 5s
      retries: 3
      start_period: 90s
    restart: on-failure:5
    security_opt:
      - no-new-privileges:true
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/grocy:/config:rw 
    environment:
      TZ: Europe/Bucharest
      PGID: 100
      PUID: 1026
    ports:
      - 9111:80

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

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button called Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 4

  • 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:9111 Type in the default username and password, then click OK.

⚠️Warning: the default username is admin and the default password is admin


Note: You can change the default Username and Password later.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 10

After you click OK on STEP 9 you will see your Grocy Dashboard. Click on Settings and then Manage API keys. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • STEP 11

At the top right of the page click Add. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

  • STEP 12

Type in a Description then click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8

  • STEP 13

Click Add to generate an API Key.

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9

  • STEP 14

  1. Install the Grocy App on your Android Phone and then open it.
  2. In the Server URL area type in the http://Synology-ip-address:9111 from STEP 9. In the Valid API Key area type in your API key that you have previously generated at STEP 13, then click Login.
  3. Welcome to your Grocy App!

Grocy Synology NAS Portainer Set up 10

The Grocy phone app will let you use your phone camera to take photos of products and scan product barcodes.

Enjoy Grocy!

🆘TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.

Note: If you want to run the Grocy container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Grocy work via HTTPS, it’s mandatory to activate WebSocket.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Back Up Docker Containers on your Synology NAS.
Note: Find out how to update the Grocy 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.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.

This post was updated on Monday / March 25th, 2024 at 2:34 PM