How to Install Dashy on Your Synology NAS with Docker

Last updated on May 9th, 2023 at 10:37 am

Dashy is an open-source dashboard application that allows users to create customizable dashboards to display data from various sources. It’s designed to be simple and lightweight, with an emphasis on flexibility and ease of use. Dashy supports a variety of widgets that can display data from APIs, databases, and other sources, and users can customize the layout and appearance of their dashboards using CSS.

Overall, Dashy is a useful tool for anyone who needs to quickly and easily create a dashboard to monitor and display data. It’s especially popular among developers and IT professionals who want to keep an eye on metrics like website traffic, server performance, and social media analytics in real-time.

Code Source: Github | Live Demo:

Skip to Docker Run Code / Skip to Compose & Portainer Code

Install Docker

Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.

Create the Docker Folder

Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it dashy. (see demonstration)

Create the Scheduled Task

We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script. (see demonstration)

Configure the Scheduled Task

In the window that appears, insert the following:

In the General tab, In the Task field, enter dashy. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.

In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.

In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.

docker run -d \
  --name=my-dashboard \
  -p 4000:80 \
  -v /volume1/docker/dashy/my-local-conf.yml:/app/public/conf.yml \
  -v /volume1/data/media/icons/png:/app/public/item-icons/ \ #Optional
  --restart=always \

Important: Ensure you update the code to reflect your details. The optional line can be removed, use this if you would like to use your own logo icons. You can download a selection of icons below. If the install does not create the config file, you may need to create this manually. You can you download the below default config file and upload to your dashy directory.

Accept the warning prompt

When the below warning appears, press OK.

Run the Scheduled Task

You will now see your list of tasks. Select dashy, now press Run. When asked to run, press Yes.

Create Reverse Proxy (Optional)

Head into Control Panel > Login Portal > Advanced. Click Reverse Proxy and then click Create. A dialog box will appear prompting you to edit the following settings (ensure you change the values to your own). If you do not yet have a DDNS, you can find a guide on how to do this here. Once done, press Save.

Reverse Proxy Namedashy
ProtocolHTTPS (You can change actual to whatever you like)
Hostnamelocalhost or your Synology IP address

Your app is now Installed

The installation process has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list. Open your browser and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:4000

Docker Compose and Portainer

If you would prefer to install with Docker Compose or Portainer, use the following code. You can also view a demonstration here.

version: '3.3'
        container_name: my-dashboard
            - '4000:80'
            - '/volume1/docker/dashy/my-local-conf.yml:/app/public/conf.yml'
            - '/volume1/data/media/icons/png:/app/public/item-icons/'
        restart: always
        image: 'lissy93/dashy:latest'

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