My previous guide for Homebox involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a recommended and excellent alternative for installing the latest Homebox version via Portainer. Homebox is the inventory and organization system built for the Home User! With a focus on simplicity and ease of use, Homebox is the perfect solution for your home inventory, organization, and management needs. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Homebox on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
Homebox v0.10.3 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it homebox. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
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.
In the Name field type in homebox. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: homebox: container_name: Homebox image: ghcr.io/hay-kot/homebox:latest mem_limit: 3g cpu_shares: 1024 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true restart: on-failure:5 ports: - 3100:7745 volumes: - /volume1/docker/homebox:/data:rw environment: HBOX_LOG_LEVEL: info HBOX_LOG_FORMAT: text HBOX_WEB_MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE: 5000
Scroll down on the page until you see a button named 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.
If everything goes right, you will see the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success Stack successfully deployed“.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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:3100 Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Type in your own credentials: Email Address, Name and Password. Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Type in your own Email Address and Password that you have previously created at STEP 10, then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the left sidebar, click Profile to personalize your user profile. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the left sidebar, click on Tools to generate different reports and import/export your inventory. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your Homebox at a glance!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
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This post was updated on Saturday / January 20th, 2024 at 3:49 AM