Install Cleanarr on Your Synology NAS with Docker

Last updated on January 6th, 2023 at 08:27 pm

A simple UI to help find and delete duplicate and sample files from your Plex Media Server.

Code Source: GitHub

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

IMPORTANT: You need to check Settings | Library | Allow media deletion within your plex server’s settings for Cleanarr to work.

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 cleanarr. (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 Cleanarr. 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=cleanarr \
    -e PLEX_BASE_URL= \
    -e PLEX_TOKEN=-CY1apAKFp3a3qnHzbVm \
    -e LIBRARY_NAMES="Movies;Shows" \
    -p 5058:80 \
    -v /volume1/docker/cleanarr:/config \

Important: Make sure you change the Directory path and Plex Base to match your own. For information on how to find your Plex Token, see here. For more options, visit this URL

Accept the warning prompt

When the below warning appears, press OK.

Run the Scheduled Task

From the list of tasks, select Cleanarr. From the top menu, press Run.

When prompted to run, press Yes.

Your app is now Installed

Your Docker app has now finished installing. Give it a few seconds/minutes to appear in your Docker list.

You can now access the container using http://synologyip:5058.

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: cleanarr
            - 'PLEX_BASE_URL='
            - PLEX_TOKEN=-CY1apAKFp3a3qnHzbVm
            - LIBRARY_NAMES=Movies;Shows
            - '5058:80'
            - '/volume1/docker/cleanarr:/config'
        image: 'selexin/cleanarr:latest'

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