How to Install NZBHydra2 on Your Synology NAS with Docker

Last updated on February 7th, 2023 at 01:54 pm

NZBHydra2 is an open-source software tool for aggregating Usenet indexer search results. It acts as a “meta-search” engine for Usenet content, allowing users to search across multiple Usenet indexers at once and obtain more comprehensive results. NZBHydra2 supports a variety of Usenet indexers and also integrates with popular download clients such as SABnzbd, NZBGet, and others. With NZBHydra2, users can streamline their search process, reduce the time spent searching for content, and improve the accuracy of their search results. Additionally, NZBHydra2 provides features such as detailed logging, a user-friendly web interface, and customizable search filters and sorting options.

Code Source: GitHub

Skip to Docker 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 NZBHydra2 Docker folder

We now need to create the NZBHydra2 Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it nzbhydra2. (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 NZBHydra. 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=nzbhydra2 \
-p 5076:5076 \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/London \
-v /volume1/docker/nzbhydra2:/config \
-v /volume1/movies/downloads:/downloads \
--restart always \

Important: Make sure you change the PUID and PGID values to match your own. Please also change the timezone. It’s also important that you specify your downloads folder, for me this is -v /volume1/movies/downloads:/downloads \

Accept the warning

When the below warning appears, press OK.

Run the NZBHydra2 Task

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

NZBHydra2 is Installed

The installation process has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list.

You will notice that my instance hasn’t started, this will work fine for you. I currently have NZBHydra2 running on my Unraid server using the same port.

Access NZBHydra2

Open your browser, and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:5076.


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: nzbhydra2
            - '5076:5076'
            - PUID=1026
            - PGID=100
            - TZ=Europe/London
            - '/volume1/docker/nzbhydra2:/config'
            - '/volume1/movies/downloads:/downloads'
        restart: always

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