Synology Install Homebox With Portainer

Synology Install Homebox With Portainer

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.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Homebox v0.10.3 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 homebox. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Homebox 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 homebox. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

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

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 2

  • STEP 6

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.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 3

  • STEP 7

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

Homebox 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:3100 Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 5

  • STEP 10

Type in your own credentials: Email Address, Name and Password. Click Register. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 6

  • STEP 11

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.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 7

  • STEP 12

On the left sidebar, click Profile to personalize your user profile. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 8

  • STEP 13

On the left sidebar, click on Tools to generate different reports and import/export your inventory. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 9

  • STEP 14

Your Homebox at a glance!

Homebox Synology NAS Portainer Set up 10

Enjoy Homebox!

🆘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 Homebox container over HTTPS, check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS. In order to make Homebox 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 Homebox 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 Tuesday / June 11th, 2024 at 10:29 AM