How to Install NZBGet on Your Synology NAS with Docker

Last updated on May 8th, 2023 at 12:41 pm

NZBGet is an open-source Usenet downloader, designed for downloading binary content such as images, music, and videos from the Usenet network. It is optimized for performance, speed, and reliability, and can handle large files and high-speed connections efficiently.

NZBGet is designed to be used on a variety of platforms, including personal computers, NAS devices, routers, and even smartphones. It can run in the background as a daemon process and provides a web-based user interface for managing downloads and configuring settings.

NZBGet offers several features to make Usenet downloading easier and more efficient, including automatic error checking and correction, support for encrypted connections, automatic download resuming, and the ability to download multiple files simultaneously. Additionally, it integrates with popular Usenet search engines and can download NZB files directly, making it a convenient and powerful tool for downloading content from the Usenet network.

Overall, NZBGet is a popular choice for Usenet enthusiasts and is known for its fast downloading speeds, low resource usage, and ease of use.

Code Source: GitHub

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

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Install Docker

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

Create the Docker Folder

We now need to create the NZBGet Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it nzbget. (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 NZBGet. 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=nzbget \
  -e PUID=1026 \
  -e PGID=100 \
  -e TZ=Europe/London \
  -p 6789:6789 \
  -v /volume1/docker/nzbget:/config \
  -v /volume1/data/media/downloads:/downloads \
  --restart always \

Important: Make sure you change the PUID and PGID values to match your own and also change your timezone. Please ensure you also change the line in bold (media/downloads) to match your download 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 NZBGet, now press Run. When asked to run, press Yes.

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:6789

Important: The default username is nzbget and the default password is tegbzn6789. You will be prompted for these when you open your container link.

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: nzbget
            - '6789:6789'
            - PUID=1026
            - PGID=100
            - TZ=Europe/London
            - '/volume1/docker/nzbget:/config'
            - '/volume1/data/media/downloads:/downloads'
        restart: always

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