It is recommended to run Bazarr with docker when your NAS supports it. A package is also available from SynoCommunity: https://synocommunity.com/package/bazarr.
We will try to explain the basics how to setup Bazarr on Synology with Docker.
Depending if you're smart and decide switch everything to Docker then you're done after this guide.
If you decide to mix packages with docker you will need to mess with Path Mappings.
PUID and PGID¶
In order for the Docker container to access the shares on the Synology, we need to give it the same permissions as your main user who has access to those shares. For this we need to figure out the PUID and the PGID of the user having access to your shares.
Then use a program like Putty and SSH to your Synology.
Login if you get a popup asking if you want to trust the key,
Enter the login information of your main Synology user account.
Once logged in type:
This will show your UID (aka PUID).
Which in this screenshot is
and the GID (aka PGID) which is
101 for the administrator.
Remember these values for later use.
yes we know it's not recommended to use the admin account but if you already know this then you wouldn't need to read this ;)
Now you got 3 options to install Bazarr¶
- Install Bazarr with the GUI in the Synology interface (Takes longer)
- Install Bazarr using SSH
- Install Bazarr and the rest with docker compose
Install Bazarr with the GUI in the Synology interface (Takes longer)¶
Install(if you didn't do that already) and open docker.
Registry and type
bazarr in the search bar.
We recommend to use one of the following 2 images.
For this example I will use the
Then you will get a popup asking which Tag you want to use.
latest for the stable build.
In this example I will use the dev build.
Then double click on the created image.
- Give the container a friendly name (e.g.
- Enable this (not sure if it's needed but you can test that later yourself)
- Then select
Enable auto-restart if you want Bazarr to autostarts.
Advanced Settings - Volume¶
Create a folder named
config and create in that folder a folder called
This will be used for the database, config and log files.
Also add your
tv and your
movies folder locations,
In this Guide we used the preferred path setup that's why we used
Advanced Settings - Port Settings¶
local port from
automatic to the official port
Advanced Settings - Environment¶
Now we need to add the
PGID that we wrote down earlier.
If you don't have the
PGID option as variable then add it yourself.
Recheck your setting and click on
Select on the left
Container and you can see if it's running.
Now you can access the Bazarr docker container by typing in your browser http://your_synology_ip_or_your_synology_hostname:6767 and then follow the Setup-Guide.
Install Bazarr using SSH¶
First create a
config folder in your
docker folder and create a
bazarr folder in it.
Then you ssh into your Synology and you type one of the the following depending which image you want to use.
sudo docker run -d --name bazarr -v /volume1/docker/config/bazarr:/config -v /volume1/data/media:/data/media -e PUID=1026 -e PGID=101 -p 6767:6767 hotio/bazarr:latest
sudo docker run -d --name bazarr -v /volume1/docker/config/bazarr:/config -v /volume1/data/media:/data/media -e PUID=1026 -e PGID=101 -p 6767:6767 linuxserver/bazarr:latest
sudo docker run -d --name bazarr -v /volume1/docker/config/bazarr:/config -v /volume1/data/media:/data/media -e PUID=1026 -e PGID=101 -p 6767:6767 hotio/bazarr:nightly
sudo docker run -d --name bazarr -v /volume1/docker/config/bazarr:/config -v /volume1/data/media:/data/media -e PUID=1026 -e PGID=101 -p 6767:6767 linuxserver/bazarr:nightly
--name bazarr= Container name.
-v /volume1/docker/config/bazarr:/config= Your path to your config location.
-v /volume1/data/media:/data/media= Your path to your tv shows/series and movies.
-e PUID=1026= Your PUID (that we found earlier).
-e PGID=101= Your PGID (that we found earlier).
-p 6767:6767= The ports Bazarr is going to use.
hotio/bazarr:xxx= Which image and build is going to be used.
For his Wiki/Guide I used the following sources being that I don't have a Synology myself.
Docker Guide (thnx to @fryfrog)
Help from some Synology users on the Discord Server.