Synology: Install qBittorrent with VueTorrent Web UI

Synology Install qBittorrent with VueTorrent Web UI

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.

💡Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest qBittorrent v4.6.3 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.

Download Container Manager Synology Docker

  • STEP 3

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.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent 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 qBittorrent VueTorrent. Uncheck “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=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 \
ghcr.io/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 \

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 3 new 2023

  • STEP 6

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

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 4

After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Synology Task Scheduler Confirm Admin Password

  • STEP 7

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

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 5 new 2024

  • STEP 8

Open Container Manager. On the left sidebar in Container Manager, click Container. Identify your qbittorrent-vue instance, then click the Details tab. Follow the instructions in the image below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up password 1

  • STEP 9

Click the Log tab, then Export and HTML. Follow the instructions in the image below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up password 2

  • STEP 10

A new browser window will open. Copy the temporary password. Follow the instructions in the image below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up password 4

  • STEP 11

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 12

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7091 Type in the default Username that is admin and the temporary password that you have previously copied at STEP 10. Click Login. Follow the instructions in the image below.

⚠️Warning: the default username is admin

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up password 3-2

  • STEP 13

At the top left of the page click on the Settings gear icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 14

After you click the gear icon a new window will open. Click the Web UI tab then check “Use alternative Web UI”. In the Files location field, type in /app/vuetorrent. Click Save. Follow the instructions in the image below.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 15

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.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 16

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.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 9

Your download will start in a couple of seconds.

qBittorrent with VueTorrent Synology NAS Set up 10

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 \
ghcr.io/hotio/qbittorrent

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note
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This post was updated on Tuesday / January 30th, 2024 at 1:04 AM