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Deploy Gladys on a Synology NAS with Docker

In this tutorial, we go through the instructions for installing Gladys Assistant on a compatible Synology NAS with Docker

Install Docker on your NAS

You must install docker add-on from the 'Package Manager' To fetch the list of compatible NAS, go to docker package page

Gladys deployment through Docker


For data persistence, we need to create a folder mount on the volume.

If not exist, create a Shared folder named docker via File Station In this folder, create another one named gladysassistant Warning: In command line, folder path contain the volume name : /volume1/docker/gladysassistant

Install Gladys via SSH

Connect to your NAS with SSH and run this command to create Gladys container.

sudo \
docker run -d \
--log-driver json-file \
--log-opt max-size=10m \
--restart=always \
--privileged \
--network=host \
--cgroupns=host \
--name "gladys" \
-e NODE_ENV=production \
-e SERVER_PORT=8420 \
-e SQLITE_FILE_PATH=/var/lib/gladysassistant/gladys-production.db \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
-v /volume1/docker/gladysassistant/:/var/lib/gladysassistant \
-v /etc/timezone:/etc/timezone:ro \
-v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro \
-v /dev:/dev \


  • --name "gladys" : Name of the container.
  • -v /volume1/docker/gladysassistant:... : Path where datas will be persisted on your NAS.
  • -e SERVER_PORT=8420 : Port where Gladys will be exposed, you can change by any value not used by Disk Station ( Reserved port on Synology website )

Gladys access

Gladys will be accessible on your browser on http://YOUR_NAS_IP:PORT

For example

Automatic updates via Watchtower

You can use Watchtower to update Gladys when new version is released.

Run this command to create Watchtower container.

 sudo docker run -d \
--name watchtower \
--log-opt max-size=10m \
--restart=always \
-v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
containrrr/watchtower \
--cleanup --include-restarting

It will check every day if your containers need to be updated.

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