qBittorrent is a free and open source torrent client that helps users download content off the Internet. Some people prefer to apply to the current qBittorrent WEB UI the modern WEB UI of VueTorrent, which I really must say is wonderful. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install qBittorrent on your Synology NAS with the modern WEB UI from VueTorrent using Docker.
qBittorrent v4.5.2 release.This guide works perfectly with the latest
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Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it qbittorrent-vue. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install qBittorrent VueTorrent. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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=qbittorrent-vue \ -p 7091:8080 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/qbittorrent-vue:/config \ -v /volume1/web/downloads:/app/qBittorrent/downloads \ --restart always \ cr.hotio.dev/hotio/qbittorrent
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command 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.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/qbittorrent.vue:/config \ you have to add your personal path to downloads. For example I have used my personal downloads path folder -v /volume1/web/downloads:/app/qBittorrent/downloads \ \Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/downloads:/app/qBittorrent/downloads \
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install qBittorrent VueTorrent” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install qBittorrent VueTorrent – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7091 Type in the default Username and Password, then click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.
At the top left of the page click on the Settings gear icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click the gear icon a new window will open. Click the Web UI tab then check “Use alternative Web UI”. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your new VueTorrent WEB UI at a glance. At the top right of the page click the plus+ to start downloading a torrent file. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click the plus+ button a new window will open. Paste the Torrent URL link then click Add Torrent. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Your download will start in a couple of seconds.
Enjoy your new qBittorrent Web UI interface!
Note: If you want to run the qBittorrent VueTorrent container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
VPN: If you want to run qBittorrent via VPN, just add the code below in the task scheduler instead of the one provided at STEP 5.
docker run -d --name=qbittorrent-vue \ -p 7091:8080 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -e VPN_ENABLED=true \ -e VPN_LAN_NETWORK=yourlanetworkhere \ -e VPN_CONF=wg0 \ -e VPN_IP_CHECK_DELAY=5 \ -e VPN_IP_CHECK_EXIT=true \ -e PRIVOXY_ENABLED=false \ --cap-add=NET_ADMIN \ --sysctl=net.ipv4.conf.all.src_valid_mark=1 \ --sysctl=net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=0 \ -v /volume1/docker/qbittorrent-vue:/config \ -v /volume1/web/downloads:/app/qBittorrent/downloads \ --restart always \ cr.hotio.dev/hotio/qbittorrent
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This post was updated on Wednesday / March 1st, 2023 at 1:05 AM